What is Physical Therapy?: Jennifer Hata, DPT

What is Physical Therapy?: Jennifer Hata, DPT

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A common misconception about physical therapy is that it’s only massages and treatments for athletes. But, physical therapy spans a wide range of applications for many individuals. Whether you suffer from chronic pain or dizziness associated with vertigo, physical therapy may even help you.

On this episode, we’re joined by Jennifer Hata, DPT. Jennifer is a physical therapist at San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Fresno, CA. She explains the differences between physical and occupational therapy and how they often work collaboratively to achieve a patient’s optimal outcome. Jennifer also details areas of specialization for physical therapists, including her own focus on brain injury and stroke patients. Additionally, Jennifer shares some less obvious diagnoses physical therapy can help treat.

Resources

3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You

Physical Therapy vs. Opioids

CDC’s Recommended Non-Opioid Alternatives for Pain Management

San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital