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  • Open and Closed Kinetic Chain in Physical Therapy

    Kinetic chain is a term used to describe the way a human body moves. Closed-chain exercises mean your body is pushing against a fixed surface while open-chain exercises are freely moving. These terms are especially relevant in physical therapy, sports medicine, neuro-rehabilitation, prosthetics, orthotics, and other areas of medicine that focus on the musculoskeletal system.

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  • How soon can you resume tennis or golf after shoulder surgery?

    Healing does take time, but within a few months most people can get back to play at their pre-surgery level without the pain that they experienced before, a pair of new studies show.

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  • Can physical therapy help treat neuropathy?

    Neuropathy refers to symptoms caused by nerve damage, such as severe and chronic pain, tingling, numbness, cramps, and weakness. Physical therapy may be able to help reduce the symptoms of neuropathy. However, more high quality research is required.

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  • Preparing for Surgery: How to Improve Your Recovery

    Learn the pre-surgery tips that can help improve your recovery, including how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during recovery and how to minimize complications.

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  • What to wear to physical therapy

    Suitable clothing for physical therapy depends on the person’s injury type. Loose-fitting clothes that expose the affected area are often a good option.

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