• home link.
  • steps to recovery link.
  • healthy living link.
  • daily living link.
  • sci research link.
  • rehab adventures living link.
  • spinalpedia link.

Physical Therapy

Determined2Heal Tips:

Click Here — Learn more about physical therapy and watch thousands of SCI videos on SPINALpedia!

Click Here — Check out our Walking Exoskeletons Pinterest board

Click Here — Check out our Spinal Cord Injury Health Pinterest board

  • Develop a physical therapy program with a trained physical therapist based upon your individual goals and the rehab facility’s goals

  • Bring a video camera to record your physical therapy program

  • Develop a home therapy program

  • In order to develop a perfect home physical therapy program, it is important for an individual with a spinal cord injury to go to the best possible rehabilitation facility in the area

  • Find the right rehabilitation facility in your area, click here

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is “treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities that are intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development.” Click here for more definitions

Why is Physical Therapy important?

Another word for physical therapy is therapeutic exercise.  Therapeutic exercise is very important because without it the body would atrophy and would begin to break down and weaken.

Exercise keeps the body moving in a healthy direction. Determined2Heal is a strong believer in physical therapy and believes that individuals who dedicate their lives to physical therapy will see the greatest results in their recovery.

Having a good physical therapy program works to decrease the bodies break down and allows spinal cord injury individuals to meet science and technology halfway when the cure does come. Individuals that do not meet science and technology halfway will not benefit as much as the others who have put the time and energy into keeping their bodies healthy.

Click Your Level of Injury

Medical Disclaimer: The Determined2heal Foundation offers educational and health related information relevant to persons with spinal cord injuries, their families, and others of interest. The information contained herein on this site is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek advice from your physician or other qualified health professionals before implementing any new regiment concerning your individual health. Always seek the advice of your physician prior to starting or changing any medical or health treatment.

Links Disclaimer: The Determined2heal Foundation manages and updates information along with links to web sites around the world that contain spinal cord injury products and educational information. The links provided are not managed by the Determined2heal Foundation, and therefore, Determined2heal is not responsible for their content.

Copyright: All written information produced by the Determined2heal Foundation that is contained on this web site is protected under copyright laws. It is prohibited to copy in part or whole any written information from this web site to be posted on other web sites. Information that appears on this site is held by the publisher/developer of the material. Contact individual publisher/developer for permission to use their information.