Physical therapy can help reduce symptoms like pain and stiffness that are caused by a health condition or because of an injury. Some people work with a PT to manage long-term chronic health conditions.

PT specialists may use treatments such as massage, electrical stimulation and wound care to treat patients. They might also use modalities such as ultrasound, kinesiology tape and phonophoresis.

Bob and Shelly Smith

Physical therapy is an integral part of your healthcare team. Often, doctors prescribe it after surgery or as a part of rehabilitation after an injury. They can also help you manage health conditions that affect mobility, like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Physical therapists can help you regain your range of motion and reduce pain, stiffness, and soreness.

Licensed Physical Therapists in Aurora CO can choose to focus their careers on a specific area of practice, called a specialization. This allows them to become experts in that field and mentor other physical therapists. Some PTs complete clinical residencies or clinical fellowships to gain experience in a particular specialty.

Among the most common PT specialties is oncology, which addresses cancer-related issues that impact strength and balance. Another popular choice is geriatrics, which involves working with elderly patients to alleviate pain from arthritis and other chronic ailments. Women’s health is a newer PT specialization that covers issues affecting females of all ages, including pre- and postpartum problems. Finally, clinical electrophysiology encompasses modalities such as electrical stimulation (e-stim) and wound management. These modalities can prevent blood clots, relax muscle spasms, improve blood circulation and speed up wound healing. They can also be used to help reduce the symptoms of diabetes and vascular diseases, such as amputations.

Leven Smith

Featuring extensive clinical information, this practical book provides the essentials of functional movement assessment and management. It covers development changes across the life span and illustrates how they affect function through case studies, review questions and special features. A new emphasis on evidence-based practice reflects the latest research in basic and clinical sciences as well as rehabilitation techniques.

Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps lives a wretched life in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his world is about to change when he discovers a gateway between the real world and Foo, an imagined place created by the folds of human mind where hope and dreams are fulfilled. Foo is being threatened internally by Sabine, the creator of shadows, who wants to merge reality and Foo by finding the single regular gateway between them.

Designed for physical therapists in hospital, rehabilitation and private practice settings, this comprehensive text covers a broad spectrum of topics. It combines a practical approach with the latest developments in rehabilitation and physiotherapy, including: o A focus on pain regardless of medical diagnosis o Expanded coverage of examination procedures o Psychological approaches to pain management o New evidence-based chapter on interdisciplinary pain management

Laura Schroeder

Laura Schroeder is a Physical Therapist Specialist located in Phoenix, Arizona. She has over 18 years of clinical experience. She is licensed by the State of Arizona to treat patients and is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center and HonorHealth John C Lincoln Medical Center.

She specializes in treating orthopedic and neurologic complaints. Her treatment philosophy involves assessing the patient as a whole and using manual techniques along with therapeutic exercise to reduce pain and improve function. She has extensive training in the management of pelvic/sacroiliac dysfunction, lumbar and thoracic spine dysfunction, subcranial dysfunction, perinatal rehabilitation, general orthopedics, kinesiotaping, and vestibular rehabilitation.

Laura graduated from Regis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Policy and Development. She works with high-net-worth families, executives and corporate clients. She helps protect their assets and implement strategies to help them become financially independent. She is also dedicated to assisting emerging affluent families with their Life and Disability insurance needs. Outside of work, she enjoys baseball games and spontaneous weekend trips to the mountains. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and is slightly afraid of squirrels. She is an advocate for equality and strives to have experiences that challenge her comfort zone. She believes in living a full and meaningful life through learning, traveling, and volunteering.