WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY – IPTAS

WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical Therapy is a holistic and patient-centered approach focusing on the manual treatment of the soft tissue – muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia. Therapists use highly skilled, hands-on techniques to assess, prevent or treat underlying conditions and problems. It is based on health science principles and works alongside other health care practices.

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It is suitable and effective in both the treatment and prevention of a surprisingly wide range of conditions. Its safety and flexibility mean it is suitable for almost every patient – where it can make a contribution to alleviating pain and discomfort.

It is founded on a tradition that recognises and values the healing properties of touch. It is proven as being very safe, non-invasive and is of course, drug free. Each treatment is individually tailored. The therapist, after carefully noting the client’s history and completing a thorough physical examination will devise a treatment plan which may include suggesting appropriate changes to lifestyle, work practice or exercise.

As a hands-on, holistic, non-invasive and drug free prevention and treatment, which is highly effective, this approach is recognised by both the amateur and professional sports person. IPTAS graduates have worked with a wide cross-section of teams, Olympians and professional sports people.

Conditions treated include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder problems
  • Whiplash
  • Stress-related conditions
  • Tension headaches
  • Joint strains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fallen arches
  • Ankle sprain

WHAT IS MANUAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION

Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation follows a similar approach to Sports Therapy however therapists undertaking the latter course are trained to deliver tailored therapies designed for use in a dedicated sporting context. A Manual Therapy & Rehabilitation Therapist works with the general community, in the same context as a Physical Therapist.

As an IPTAS qualified Manual Therapist, your scope of practice will allow you to assess, diagnose and treat patients with musculoskeletal conditions and injuries as detailed above. You may join a clinic or, as many IPTAS graduates choose to do, set up your own practice setting your own hours and working conditions.

Becoming a Manual Therapist with IPTAS means that you will receive the same premium IPTAS Physical Therapy education with the scope of practice and confidence to work full time in this industry.

MANUAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION COURSE OVERVIEW

WHAT DO PATIENTS SAY

“Having received physical treatment I found the hands on and manual treatment to be very effective in relieving pain.”

“I’m a Leinster and Irish professional rugby player and physical therapy plays a major role in helping to keep me fit and available to do my job.”

“I found the hands-on care just great. Beats being attached to a machine.”

“The treatment I have received is very intensive, and without a doubt the therapist I’ve attended has made always managed to alleviate the pain and discomfort I suffer”

“This is a very important therapy which has provided very positive impacts and outcomes for people, enabling them to function in the community setting. I think people need a choice of approaches in management of conditions”

“Without my therapist I wouldn’t be able to play sports . He has done so much to help me get stronger so as to prevent future injuries.”