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5 questions to ask before starting physical therapy

Are you in need of physical therapy? Make sure to ask a prospective physical therapist these five questions before making a hiring decision.

Physical therapy can often be a part of the rehabilitation process, focusing on muscles or areas of the body that are not functioning at normal capacity. (Photo by Karen Geswein)

Physical therapy

A physical therapist evaluates, diagnoses and treats parts of the body that aren’t functioning properly, are healing or need rehabilitation, whether they’re athletes, the elderly or the rest of us.

Improved flexibility can make it easier to hold proper positions and reduce the risk of injury, says Lewis. (Photo by Karen Geswein)
Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy

To avoid repetitive motion injury and a need for physical therapy, frequent position changes and simple stretches are important at the computer or on the road.

Degenerative disc disease can lead to a chronic debilitating condition and can have a serious negative impact on a person's quality of life, says Strader. (Photo courtesy of Advanced Physical Therapy Center)
Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy

Degenerative disc disease is a normal part of aging for the spine that can be extremely painful. Physical therapy can help strengthen your back and reduce pain.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist, says Strader. (Photo courtesy of Advanced Hand Rehab)
Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy

The pain in your wrists and forearms that comes with carpal tunnel syndrome is fortunately something that can be avoided with a few simple habits.

A brace can provide much needed knee support when you run. (Photo by Katie Jacewicz)
Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy

The right knee brace for running provides necessary support and aids in pain reduction. The following tips will help you find the appropriate brace based on your needs and the available styles.

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