Physical Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on improving gross and fine motor skills; balance and coordination; strength, flexibility, and endurance; posture; and cognitive and sensory processing and integration. Physical manipulations, exercise, heat, cold, electricity, and massage are used to achieve these goals. Exercise also produces generalized benefits related to improved body image, body mechanics, sleep, and mood. One randomized, controlled trial provided evidence of efficacy for youth with chronic musculoskeletal pain (Jones et al. 2007), and one yielded support for those with fibromyalgia (Stephens et al. 2008). Results from case series are promising for the use of physical therapy for complex regional pain syndrome (Sherry et al. 1999). Preliminary research has not yet consistently yielded support for youth with arthritis (Takken et al. 2008). Further research with children and adolescents is needed.

Arthritis Relief and Prevention

Arthritis Relief and Prevention

This report may be oh so welcome especially if theres no doctor in the house Take Charge of Your Arthritis Now in less than 5-Minutes the time it takes to make an appointment with your healthcare provider Could you use some help understanding arthritis Maybe a little gentle, bedside manner in your battle for joint pain relief would be great Well, even if you are not sure if arthritis is the issue with you or your friend or loved one.

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