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Physical Therapists Improve the Way You Move


Physical therapists are experts in physical movement and performance and can improve the lives of people through instruction and education on proper body functions. And, they can teach people how to avoid injury by incorporating personalized, safe, healthy exercise, and activity into daily lives.

MoveCalifornia aspires to educate Californians on how to avoid potential injuries. Proper stretching, along with appropriate lifting and strengthening techniques, must be practiced to escape injuries that could become lifelong problems.

How Can a PT Help Me?

Physical therapists are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who help patients improve or restore mobility, and in many cases helping patients reduce pain, and avoid the need for surgery and the long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.

Physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat patients whose conditions limit their ability to move and function in daily life. Your physical therapist's overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your mobility and help reduce your pain.

In most states, you can make an appointment with a physical therapist without a physician referral. Whether this is your first visit or you've been treated by a physical therapist in the past, there are things you can do to make your visit as successful as possible.

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