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What are the treatment options for mobility impairments?

For mobility impairments that can be improved, treatment generally involves physical therapy. The body parts experiencing limited mobility are gently stretched and exercised on a daily basis. The amount of exercise is gradually increased, building up strength, flexibility, balance, and other physical skills. However, for the most serious cases of mobility impairment - ones involving complete paralysis - physical therapy might be of little value.

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