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#1 Easton

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:30 AM

Your physical therapist will examine you and make a treatment plan. Depending on your health problem, your therapist will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.

First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Then he or she will probably work to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance.

Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home.

Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.

Treatment may cause mild soreness or swelling. This is normal, but talk to your physical therapist if it bothers you.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:03 AM

Hmmmm thanks for sharing this about physical therapy i really like ur post it was quite helpful quite interesting i got so many new things in this post u really have the knowledge thanks.........
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