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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy improves a patient's ability to complete activities such as sitting, using a wheelchair, standing and walking. Physical therapists work as part of the rehabilitation team to help patients improve problems in memory, attention and safety awareness during their mobility.

Therapy may include mat activities to increase strength, balance and coordination, wheelchair maneuverability and training in transferring from a wheelchair to bed, chair or car. Physical therapists also assist each patient's family by teaching them to care for their family member and by helping them order equipment like a brace, wheelchair or walker.

Date Updated: 04-MAR-2008

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