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Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy?

What do you think of physical therapy? Does it help? Should I waste my time and money?

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have a PT who comes out to my home twice a week and it does seem to help quite a bit for me. I have balance issues and drop foot, and sometimes I get tremors and spasms, so we had to work on how to modify the movements when necessary and really work on the balance. I fall a lot less now even with all of those issues, and I'm sure it's because of the work the PT and I have done together. If you have the opportunity to do it, I say go for it. It can't hurt and it really can help.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I suppose much will depend on your self-motivational levels. Any exercise you can get yourself to do is beneficial I think. If you can get yourself into a routine of sorts then save the money. There are plenty of vids online re: PT for MSers. Good luck.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

EXACTLY what DebraMosqueda said. I'll add this, though...when I went to the PT, he did a series of tests on me. I was having balance issues. He said that quite often people who have mobility problems won't used their hip flexors (used in walking and keeping balance) and they get 'de-conditioned' (weak). This is what he thought was happening in my case. I did a couple of series of therapy with him and the exercises helped a lot.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I go to PT at least once a week. It helps from being so tight. I also get a neuromuscular massage, which helps too. My insurance pays for it. I notice if I don't stretch everyday, at least once, I start feeling tight and have spasms in my legs.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I had back surgery in April, then a blood cot from it. I had PT at my house and it really helped. My Dr. has now set me up for PT to address MS symptoms specifically. I can't wait to start. My impression is it really is worthwhile.

posted almost 9 years ago
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