Types of Physical Therapy

Just like the field of medicine, physical therapy has many specialty areas that can help patients with different types of injuries or diseases. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties recognizes these areas:

  • Manual Therapy
    • Maitland Concept
    • McKenzie Method
    • Mulligan Technique
    • Graston Technique
  • Neurological
  • Orthopedic
  • Pediatric
  • Geriatric
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Theraputic Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Ultrasound
  • Electric Simulation
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Vibration Massage
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Core Stabilization Program
  • Home Management Program
  • Physical Performance Testing
  • Neuro-Muscular Education

Physical therapists use a combination of exercises and stretches to aid their patients. When these are combined with well-known relaxation and recuperation techniques, such as electro-stimulus and hot-cold treatments, physical therapists have a vast collection of activities for their patients to engage in.