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Physical therapy and chronic health conditions

Physical therapy can help you live more easily with chronic or
ongoing health conditions. Your physical therapist will work with
you to establish your goals, then create a program of educational,
range-of-motion, strengthening, and endurance activities to meet
your needs. Here are some examples of chronic conditions that may
be helped by physical therapy:

Spinal stenosis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Rheumatoid arthritis
Parkinson's disease
Temporomandibular problems
Multiple sclerosis

Physical therapy and health conditions requiring a rehabilitation
team approach
Some conditions involve several body systems and can lead to
significant disability. These conditions-such as stroke, brain injury,
spinal cord injury, and major cardiopulmonary (heart and lung)
problems-are usually addressed by a team of health professionals.
The team can include doctors; nurses; physical, occupational, and
speech therapists; psychologists; and social workers, among others.
Physical therapists are a critical part of this team. They address the
issues of range of motion, strength, endurance, mobility (walking,
going up and down stairs, getting in and out of a bed or chair), and
safety. The physical therapist may also get you the equipment you
need, such as a walker or wheelchair, and make sure you can use
the equipment appropriately. Following are some examples of health
conditions that commonly involve a rehabilitation team:

Cardiac rehabilitation
Stroke rehabilitation

Other injuries and conditions our physical therapy team can help
with are:

Cerebral palsy  
brain injury
muscular dystrophy