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What should i expect from physical therapy?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends!: It depends on what your doctor ordered. I generally prescribe an exercise program to stretch and strengthen the back (the therapist instructs you in this), plus general fitness (aerobic exercise). The therapist may use other techniques, but in the end you should be able to do the exercise program on your own.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
A through evaluation: And directed exercise program to regain function in the affected region with recommendations for a home exercise program & modalities like ultrasound to help with symptoms during the rehabilitaion. It is important that you convey any issues you are experiencing with your therapist so modifications can be made in your treatment plan. It is similar to having your own personal trainer.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What should I expect to pay for physical therapy for my back?

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 46 years experience
Costs vary.: Specific treatment used determine cost. At many clinics, each thing done can generate a charge. There is no flat fee unless you negotiate that ahead of time.

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