What is physical therapist for prostheses rehab?

A physical therapist is a key player on your rehabilitation team. This healthcare professional has a background in anatomy and kinesiology (study of movement). With physical therapy, you can begin to accept your limb loss and regain control of your life as you focus on positive lifestyle changes instead of chronic disability. Working with your physical therapist in rehab, you’ll learn tips for standing, bending, walking, and sitting properly with a prostheses. Your physical therapist may show you how to use walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, or motorized devices to allow you to function at anytime you want. Learning the right way to move allows efficient muscle function, thus helping you avoid undue fatigue and pain. The physical therapist will use different ways of increasing strength and flexibility without increasing pain and tension in your muscles.

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