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How can physical therapy help treat multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Physical therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) usually focuses on walking (including using ambulatory aids correctly), balance and stability in standing, maintaining range of motion and functional strengthening. Physical therapists can help develop strategies and select assistive devices to navigate the workplace and home environment. People should check their health plans for coverage because not all cover physical therapy.

This content originally appeared on HealthyWomen.org.

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