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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Could!

Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed.
Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall.

In brief: Could!

Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed.
Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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In brief: It can

It can decrease pain, increase circulation, decrease muscle spasm, increase muscle flexibility, and improve overall mobility.
It has a number of applications in different parts of the body, talk to your physical therapist about how it can benefit your recovery.

In brief: It can

It can decrease pain, increase circulation, decrease muscle spasm, increase muscle flexibility, and improve overall mobility.
It has a number of applications in different parts of the body, talk to your physical therapist about how it can benefit your recovery.
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