Karl G. Hao Cuenco, PT
Licenced Physical Therapist
In 1997, Karl received his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Physical Therapy from Cebu Doctors’ University. He worked in a variety of healthcare facilities for the past 19 years working closely with orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, anesthesiologists, and chiropractors in developing exercise regimes for patients. He has extensive experience in orthopedic rehabilitation with focus on manual therapy. Currently, he also works as a home care Physical Therapist for a highly respected and recognized agency/home care provider in the State.
Karl understands that medical education is an ongoing process and, as such, continues to supplement his education and experience. He has completed courses in areas varying from sports medicine for the shoulder and knee to the Mckenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy for Lumbar spine to Kinesio taping courses. He believes that with continued education, he can provide optimal care for his patients. Seeing their improvements is his ultimate reward.
Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, caregivers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and diagnosed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists. PTs are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to elders, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as much as they would like in their daily lives. PTs use an individual’s history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan and, when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and image studies. PT management commonly includes the prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, education, manipulation and other interventions. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout their lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement is central to what it means to be healthy.