Throughout my years as a Physical Therapist, I have noticed that there are many opinions and misconceptions about the field as a whole. Now, if I were to write about each point, this might look more like a novel than a blog post, instead, I am going to just address three important issues. Physical Therapists are clinicians with advanced degrees. Now, I do not want to address this point just to make ourselves look better. It is important for people to know this distinction.
I recently saw a poster that said, “Instead of saying that’s too expensive, try saying my health is just not worth the investment”. I first chuckled at it, but then realized how true the statement is. Your body and your health are the most important investments that you can make in your life. There are many examples of how physical therapy can be a very wise and successful investment. Example #1: You are 50 years old and injure your knee playing tennis. At this point, you
Flat feet, or pes planus, is characterized by a decrease or totally collapse of the arch of the foot. Normally observed in toddlers, flat foot is not painful common among young children. However, in some cases children may complain of foot or ankle pain. Flat foot can be either rigid or flexible. A rigid flat foot does not change with position, while a flexible flat foot’s arch looks normal in some positions and seems to disappear when the child is standing. Flexible flat fo