Seven Surprising Conditions Treated by Physical Therapy

by Rose Hayes, Sharecare

Physical therapists (PTs) help people get their strength back after major surgeries and accidents by encouraging them do a little more activity each day. But did you know: a PT might be able to help you improve your chronic medical problems too.

“PTs are exercise and movement specialists. And there’s a whole assortment of medical conditions that can benefit from the appropriate form of exercise,” says Elizabeth Kevil, DPT a Physical Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Sky Ridge Medical Center.

Here are 7 surprising conditions that physical therapy can help treat. Click on each image to expand that section!

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