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Physical Therapy a Boon for Seniors

Would you believe in a nondrug treatment that works for arthritis, cancer pain, Parkinson's, and incontinence and improves your strength and endurance? There is one -- physical therapy.

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Above all, physical therapy is an ongoing process -- a journey. And as with all journeys, there will be ups and downs. Realistic expectations and a sense of humor help. In one case, a stroke victim had a little trouble with splatters in the bathroom, so he threw water all over his pants and came out warning others about the rogue faucet that had drenched him.

 

Star Lawrence is a medical journalist based in the Phoenix area.

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