Tidbits About Muscles
Jan 20, 2018
Muscles: the bread and butter of Physical Therapy. Physical Therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) are the muscle specialists. Muscles do everything from enabling us to breath, moving our eyes to look at our loved ones, or even pumping blood throughout our body. Yes, the heart is even made of muscle!
There are around 840 muscles in the human body, based on how they are defined. Physical Therapy deals with approximately 650 of these muscles. These muscles are known as skeletal muscles, which is a fancy term for muscles that attach to bone and move your body. This means that PTs and PTAs are the movement specialists as well!
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