Physical therapy

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Physical therapy by Mind Map: Physical therapy

1. Demographics-used to treat patients of all ages from newborns to the elderly. As of 2014, there was over 33 million non institutionalized adults in the US with some physical function. Lower back pain affects many Americans who seek physical therapy. Between 2010 and 2018, employment of physical therapists was expected to have grown by 30%. Increase in population of elderly people in the US in vulderable to conditions that were untreatable.

2. Ethics- It is a scientific procedure used in the treatment of patients with a disability, disease, or injury to achieve and maintain functional rehabilitation. it also prevents malfunction or deformity. It is prescribed

3. Education- have an associate's degree from an accredited physical therapy program. They are licences by the State Board of Medical Examiners. 41 states require assistants to pass written examinations to be fully licenced. They need to be certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. They need to have specific hours of clinical experience.

4. Technology- Use electrical testing, infrared and ultraviolet lamps, ultrasonic waves (ultrasonic), and diathermy (application of microwaves, radio=frequency electromagnetic fields, or electrical current, trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

5. History- Most of the physical agents employed in modern physical therapy were used in ancient times. Early Greek and Roman writings refer to the beneficial effects of sun and water. Both exercises and massage were used by the ancient Chinese, Persians, Egyptians, and Greeks. This field was established in Great Britain in the 19th century.

6. economics- starting salaries for physical therapy assistants averaged between $24,000 and $28,000 in 1992. Starting salaries for assistants working in hospitals tended to be lower than those in private practice. Experienced physical therapy assistants in private practice earned between $30,000 and $35,000 a year. In 1991, approximately 4 out of 5 assistants worked in a full-time, salaried capacity. Many private physical therapy offices have evenings