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How can physical and occupational therapists help treat JIA?

Physical and occupational therapists help treat people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) by giving them exercises that stretch and strengthen muscles and joints. These exercises help keep joints and muscles strong and prevent them from getting too stiff. Physical therapists show people how to keep their joints working without hurting the joints. People can do some of the exercises at home to keep their joints in good shape.

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