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Physical therapy


Physical therapy uses exercise and manual methods to improve one's ability to move and function.

Physical therapists help people of all ages as they evaluate and treat:

They can also help you manage pain and restore range of motion after surgery or an injury.




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Source: Allina Health clinics; American Physical Therapy Association; Merriam-Webster

First published: 09/05/2008
Last updated: 08/04/2011

Reviewed by: Lori Froehling, director, rehabilitation therapies, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute - Abbott Northwestern Hospital