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Has Anybody Had Success Obtaining Long Term Maintenance Physical Therapy From The Veterans Administration?

Has Anybody Had Success Obtaining Long Term Maintenance Physical Therapy From The Veterans Administration?

Progressive disease
Physical therapy should be used proactively due to the steady decline in functioning
Goals include support, resourcing (assistive tech), preventing de-conditioning, safety, and maximizing health and functioning
Advanced disease
Since person is typically non-ambulatory, physical therapy will focus on seated trunk positioning and control, transfers, strength in upper extremity, breathing, and assistive tech needs
Standing devices are useful in allowing stretching to easeā€¦ read more

posted over 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

From the VA? Good luck. Took me 2 years just to get hearing aids.

posted over 5 years ago
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