A Few Machines You May Encounter When Working With A Physical Therapist

Your health is one of the most important things that you have in life. There are hundreds of professions within the healthcare industry, and there are hundreds of healthcare professionals that can help you learn how to better care for yourself. One of the healthcare professionals that you may work with in your life is a physical therapist. These health care providers will work with you to help you regain your motion and feeling after an accident. The accident can occur in a automobile or even while playing sports. There are many different methods that they are able to employ to get you feeling better. Here are a few examples of medical equipment that you may encounter when you visit a physical therapist. 


One piece of medical equipment that you may work with is a device that will provide your body with an electric current. There are going to be different nodes that the physical therapist will put on the injured area, and then when they turn the machine on you can expect pulses of electricity to go through your body. This stimulates your nerves and gets blood flowing through the affected area. You can expect to experience some discomfort, but the treatment will help your body heal faster.

Light Therapy 

A type of therapy that is gaining a lot of popularity is sun therapy. One of the main reasons that this type of therapy is so nice is that you will not feel any pain or discomfort. The machine looks like a wand that is going to emit pulsing, low-level light. The low-level light stimulates the affected area on a molecular level and makes a positive impact. The light therapy is meant to allow your body's natural methods of healing take over, similarly to electrotherapy.

Knee Flexibility Machine

Often some of the most painful and long injuries to recover from are knee injuries. You may find that the physical therapist will use a machine to help you get your strength and your motion back in your knee. The machine will force your knee to move and you will be able to set it at different ranges of motion as you recover. The knee flexibility machine will most likely cause you some pain and discomfort, but you will find that your strength and your flexibility will come back to you much faster than if you do not use it. 

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