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How does a physical therapist help me use my prosthesis?

A physical therapist is trained in body mechanics and muscle strengthening and stretching exercises. When a person uses a prosthesis, they may be using their bodies in new ways to adapt to the change in weight and balance that occur. Sometimes this causes stress on other parts of the body and could lead to hip and back pain. A physical therapist can suggest exercises that will prevent those problems. See a physical therapist if you already have pain, they can probably help.

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