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What is physical therapy?

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Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better.

Ask your doctor to recommend a physical therapist. You'll probably need a series of visits, and you should practice some of the exercises at home for the best results.

SOURCES: 

International Spine Intervention Society.

Teens Health from Nemours: “Physical Therapy.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Fight Arthritis Pain Without Pills.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 15, 2017

SOURCES: 

International Spine Intervention Society.

Teens Health from Nemours: “Physical Therapy.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Fight Arthritis Pain Without Pills.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 15, 2017

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