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Physical therapy

  • Patient doing physical therapy with a balance ball under his legs while laying in the exam table.

    When you are recovering from an accident, injury, surgery or cancer treatment your doctor may refer you to a physical therapist to help you heal. Physical therapy is used to treat people of all ages who have pain or difficulty moving.

    Physical therapists are rehabilitation clinicians trained to diagnose, treat and prevent movement dysfunctions and enhance a person's physical well being. They focus on treating injuries to your body's musculoskeletal system - your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and joints - as well as your brain and nervous system. They use exercise, heat, electrical stimulation and other methods to reduce pain and increase your ability to move, function and heal.