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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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Runner has ankle pain on outside of ankle
Lateral Ankle Pain May Point to Peroneal Tendonitis, and PT Can Help
A patient receiving a treatment in a physical therapy office
Dizzy? Vertigo? You May Benefit from Vestibular Physical Therapy
Woman running with various data screens
Biomechanic Physical Therapy: Definition, Exercises, Benefits
Chiropractor adjusting neck of patient
Physical Therapy vs. Chiropractic: Which Is Best for Your Condition?
physical therapist assessing a patient's hip mobility
What Is Outpatient Physical Therapy?
Calf muscle injury on running outdoors. Senior man holding knee by hands and suffering with pain. Sprain ligament or periosteum problem.
How an Achilles Tendon Rupture Is Treated Without Surgery
Even with healthcare costs on the rise, few people are adequately planning for the burden. Here's how a financial advisor could help.
Paying for Physical Therapy: Affordable Care and Positive Outcomes
physical therapist assisting elderly man walking in parallel bars
Exercises and Types of Physical Therapy for Older Adults
Female physical therapist assisting man with leg exercise
What to Expect in Sports Medicine Physical Therapy
woman stretching hamstrings
What to Expect From Trochanteric Bursitis Physical Therapy
physical therapist assisting man with core exercise
What to Expect from Spinal Stenosis Physical Therapy
physical therapist assisting elderly woman walking in parallel bars
What Is Neurological Physical Therapy?
A young white woman getting an adjustment to her neck by an unseen male healthcare professional in light green scrubs.
Benefits of Getting a Physical Therapy Massage
Mobilization of the spine by a physical therapist
Hands-On (Manual) Physical Therapy: Benefits and Techniques
Sportsman feeling backache at a park
Herniated Disc Physical Therapy: What to Expect and Exercises
Senior woman with hand pain standing in living room
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Physical Therapy: What to Expect
woman performing bridge exercise
What Is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
carpal tunnel or arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Physical Therapy Can Help
Pediatric physical therapist working with a child.
Pediatric Physical Therapy: Rehab for Kids
tennis elbow
What to Expect from Physical Therapy for Tennis Elbow
Pregnant woman doing exercises in a physiotherapy clinic
Postpartum Physical Therapy: How It Works
Woman with Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Fatigue, Pain, or Loss of Mobility Due to Cancer? PT Can Help
hand therapy
Hand Physical Therapy for Arthritis
Businesswoman using virtual reality headset at laptop in office
Virtual Reality Headset Use in PT: A Novel Approach to Rehab
A female PT talks with a male older patient.
Understanding Racial Disparities in the PT Profession
Photo of a PT holding a woman with a gait belt.
What Is a Gait Belt and How Does Your Physical Therapist Use It?
Photo of a man receiving care at home.
What is Post Intensive Care Syndrome, And How Can PT Help?
Dry needling being performed on a woman's back
Dry Needling: Uses, Side Effects, Procedure, Results
Photo of a senior man with shoulder pain being examined by a PT.
Biceps Tendonitis? Here's How PT Can Help
Photo of a man performing a bench press.
Pectoralis Rupture: What to Expect from Physical Therapy
Your body seems to be recovering well
How Do You Know If You Need Physical Therapy?
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How an Orthopedic Physical Therapist Can Help With Your Injuries
Photo of a physical therapist stretching a patient's hip.
Physical Therapy & Sexual Misconduct: What to Know
Electrical stimulation applied to a woman's rotator cuff.
6 Ways Your PT Uses Electrical Stimulation
A doctor is examining a patient's shoulder while he lies on a table
Special Diagnostic Tests for Shoulder Pain
Photo of a physical therapist examining a woman's foot.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Therapeutic ultrasound
This is How Your Physical Therapist Uses Ultrasound
Doctor using sonogram on patient
Will Therapeutic Ultrasound Work for You?
Photo of woman getting ultrasound in physical therapy.
Modalities Physical Therapists Use to Treat Injuries
Boxer with scubs on knuckles, close up, mid section, studio shot
How to Get Better With Therapy After Your Boxer's Fracture
young physical therapist helping a male client
Different Types of Physical Therapy Can Help After Knee Replacement
Photo of a woman running with hip pain.
Hip Pain From FAI? Physical Therapy Can Help
Photo of woman getting ultrasound in physical therapy.
Physical Therapy Modalitiy: Phonophoresis
Physical therapist working with a woman on steps
Total Knee Replacement Rehab in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic
Range of Motion
How Does Your Physical Therapist Measure Range of Motion?
Photo of a woman and a PT with a walker.
How a Physical Therapist Helps With Functional Mobility
Physiotherapist massaging woman's leg using tools
What Is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)?
A PT may help you while in the emergency room.
The Role of Physical Therapists in the Emergency Room
Photo of an athlete doing a box jump.
Week by Week ACL Rehab Protocol
Physical therapist taking notes with patient examination room
The Painful Arc in Your Shoulder-What Does it Mean?
Photo of injectable medicine.
How Do Physical Therapists Administer Medication With Iontophoresis?
Caregiver helping a man with crutches.
Outcome Measurment Tools in Physical Therapy
Woman rubbing sore neck
Centralization of Pain in Physical Therapy
Physical therapist taking notes with patient examination room
The Meaning of the Letters That Follow Your PT's Name
Physical therapist working with man exercising
PT in the Outpatient Clinic for Transverse Myelitis
Photo of a nurse comforting patient with a broken foot.
Weight-Bearing Restrictions and Activity After Surgery
Empty whirlpool tubs in a bright room
Whirlpool Use in the Physical Therapy Clinic
Physical therapist in gym with patient
Understanding How a BAPS Board Is Used in Physical Therapy
Elderly woman in a hospital bed.
Acute Care Physical Therapy Overview
physical therapist assessing ankle mobility on patient
The Benefits of Physical Therapy After Fracture Hardware Removal

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