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Physical Therapy

Recovery from a broken bone or surgery will likely require physical therapy. It's hard work, but can speed up your recovery. Learn what to expect during rehab and find useful tips to make it easier.

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Physical Therapy for PICS
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Dry Needling: Uses, Side Effects, Procedure, Results
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Biceps Tendonitis Physical Therapy and Rehab
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Pectoralis Major Tear Rehab
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An Overview of Physical Therapy
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An Overview of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
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Physical Therapy & Sexual Misconduct: What to Know
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6 Ways Your PT Uses Electrical Stimulation
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Special Diagnostic Tests for Shoulder Pain
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Physical Therapy for PTT Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Therapeutic ultrasound
Therapeutic Ultrasound in Physical Therapy
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Does Ultrasound Therapy Really Work?
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Physical Therapy Modalities: An Overview
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Physical Therapy After a Boxer's Fracture
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Physical Therapy After a Total Knee Replacement
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Physical Therapy for FAI and Hip Impingement
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Phonophoresis Ultrasound Treatment in Physical Therapy
Physical therapist working with a woman on steps
Outpatient Therapy After a Total Knee Replacement
Range of Motion
What is Range of Motion?
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Assistance With Mobility in Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist massaging woman's leg using tools
Instrument Assisted Massage in PT
A PT may help you while in the emergency room.
Emergency Room Physical Therapy
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Physical Therapy Protocol After ACL Surgery
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Painful Arc in the Shoulder - Shoulder Injuries
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Iontophoresis in Physical Therapy
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Outcome Measurment Tools in Physical Therapy
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Centralization of Pain in Physical Therapy
Physical therapist taking notes with patient examination room
The Initials After Your Physical Therapist's Name
Physical therapist working with man exercising
Outpatient Physical Therapy for Transverse Myelitis
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Weight-Bearing Restrictions and Activity After Surgery
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Whirlpools in Physical Therapy
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How a BAPS Board Is Used in Physical Therapy
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Acute Care Physical Therapy Overview
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Physical Therapy After ORIF Fracture Hardware Removal
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Do I Need an MRI or X-Ray Before Physical Therapy?
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The Role of the FIM in Physical Therapy
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The AC Joint Compression Test for Your Shoulder
A therapist stretching a patient's shoulder.
Neer's Test for Rotator Cuff Impingement
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Driving After an Orthopedic Injury or Surgery
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The Functional Reach Test to Measure Your Balance
Physical therapist performing anterior drawer test on patient
The Anterior Drawer Test for ACL Ligament Stability
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How Isometric Muscle Contraction Works
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Tendonitis and Tendonopathy: PT Can Help
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Canes, Walkers, Crutches, and Other Walking Aids
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Knee Ligament Tests to Determine Causes of Knee Pain
Senior woman and therapist work on her knee
Generally Accepted Values for Normal Range of Motion
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Lower Extremity Special Tests Your PT May Use
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Flexion and Your Joints
Physical therapist helping woman do a walking exercise
What Not to Say to Your Physical Therapist
Painful shoulder conditions may need physical therapy to help return to normal.
Learn About 3 Upper Extremity Special Tests
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Proprioception in Physical Therapy
A woman holding her knee while sitting down
An Overview of Joint Hyperextension
Woman doing physical therapy with trainer
Physical Therapy After a Broken Elbow: What to Expect
Pain therapy with TENS
Types of Electrical Stimulation Used in PT
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What May Cause Your Paresis?
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How Long Should You Ice an Injury?
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Physical Therapy for an Ankle Fracture
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What to Expect From Physical Therapy
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Do I Need Physical Therapy?
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How Long Physical Therapy Programs Take