What Disorders Do Physical Therapists Treat?

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Physical therapists treat different musculoskeletal disorders and conditions that affect the spine and limit physical function.

Sciatic NerveConditions include:

Physical therapy is often part of a non-surgical treatment plan that may be combined with medication. PT is routinely an important part of post-operative care and rehab. The goal of physical therapy is to quickly return the patient to an active life.

Updated on: 12/22/15
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What Treatments Do Physical Therapists Provide?
Graeme Keys, PT, Dip MDT
This article was reviewed by Graeme Keys, PT, Dip MDT, COMT.
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What Treatments Do Physical Therapists Provide?

Physical therapy blends many different types of treatments, some are passive, such as heat and cold treatment. Active therapies are those that involve the patient's participation, such as stretching and exercises.
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