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Physical Therapy Overview


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Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy) involves using physical methods (e.g., manipulation, traction, exercise, massage, hot/cold therapy, etc.) to assess, diagnose and treat injury, disability or disease. 

Physical therapy professionals work closely with patients of all ages, to help them recover from and/or manage a wide variety of physical challenges.

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