Patients are frequently instructed to use exercise machines like bikes and treadmills by physical therapists (PTs). A PT may also apply heat or cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage, and even aquatic therapy to the problematic area (exercise in a swimming pool).
what does a physical therapist do? speaking with patients to find out about their symptoms and physical state. identifying movement dysfunction and creating a plan for treatment. demonstrating to patients how to perform therapeutic exercise procedures correctly. Using stimulation or massage to hasten the healing process.