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Physical Therapy and MS

  It’s no secret that MS can affect mobility. The challenge becomes how to combat the mobility difficulties. Here at Insights into MS we are really passionate about physical therapy (sometimes referred to as PT) and its ability to truly help those living with MS. It’s not true to say that the primary symptoms of MS are cured by physical therapy. However, there is truth in saying that PT can help patients compensate for the changes brought about by MS. Web MD agrees, in fact, in our research we were thrilled when we found this on the Web MD website: Physical therapy can also be very helpful at lessening secondary symptoms of MS. A physical therapist can teach you exercises to strengthen and loosen muscles. Many of these exercises can be performed at home. The goal of physical therapy is to improve your independence and quality of life by improving movement and function and relieving pain. Physical therapy can help with: Balance problems Lack of coordination Fatigue Pain Immobility...

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