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what are fine motor skills
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Motor Skills Therapy: What Are Fine Motor Skills

Motor skills are basic movements that utilize the body’s muscles to perform a specific task. They require the brain, nervous system, and muscles to function...

lymphedema therapy
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Lymphedema Therapy: What to Expect

The body’s lymphatic system has several important jobs. This group of organs, vessels, and tissues work together to maintain a healthy balance of fluids throughout...

sciatic nerve pain
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Physical Therapy for Sciatic Nerve Pain

Approximately 40% of people in the U.S. will experience sciatic nerve pain during their lifetime. Symptoms range from mild discomfort to intense and debilitating chronic...

physical therapy for neurological disorders
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Physical Therapy for Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are the leading cause of cognitive and physical disability worldwide. These conditions affect the structures that control communication between the brain and different...

Postpartum Physical Therapy
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Postpartum Physical Therapy

During pregnancy, the body undergoes immense changes to accommodate the growing fetus. For many, these changes are quite painful. After pregnancy, many individuals find their...

Common Exercises Used in Physical Therapy
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Common Exercises Used in Physical Therapy

Physical therapists use therapeutic exercise to correct and rehabilitate musculoskeletal impairments that cause pain and affect function. Exercise is typically the foundation of a comprehensive...

what to eat before physical therapy
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What to Eat Before Physical Therapy

If you’re a patient in physical therapy starting to recover from an injury or surgery, or looking to move and function more effectively without pain,...

qualities of a good physical therapist
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5 Qualities of a Good Physical Therapist

Whether your healthcare provider prescribed physical therapy or you’re able to self-refer for treatment, you might be wondering how to find the right therapist for...

How to Tell if Your Knee Pain is Serious
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How to Tell if Your Knee Pain is Serious

Knee pain is a common—and complex—complaint that affects people of all ages. Pain can result from a recent injury or a known health condition. For...

Torn ACL Recovery Time
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What To Expect: Torn ACL Recovery Time

According to the National Library of Medicine, an estimated 1 in 3500 people in the United States will experience an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury...

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Tension Headaches
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How Physical Therapy Can Help With Tension Headaches

Of the many different types of headaches that cause pain and other symptoms, tension headaches are the most common. It is estimated that two in...

what is a muscle knot
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What Is a Muscle Knot?

What is a Muscle knot? These stiff, palpable bands of tissue contain a hard nodule in the center. Also referred to as myofascial trigger points,...

Common Conditions Treated with Occupational Therapy
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Common Conditions Treated with Occupational Therapy

There are many common conditions treated with occupational therapy. Occupational therapy helps people of all ages and abilities participate in occupations, the daily activities that...