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Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is the combination of physical methods to help treat an illness or injury. These may include exercises, heat treatment, and massage. It can also benefit those who have undergone surgery or experience limited mobility. Working with a physical therapist can help you recover more quickly and feel better thanks to many benefits:

– Learn to move and walk around again after an injury or an accident

– Gain strength in those with a disease that makes their muscles uncoordinated or weak

– Improve balance and overall posture

– Help with an aching joint, which can help delay or avoid surgery, or recover safely from surgery

Depending on your needs, a physical therapy may cooperate with other healthcare providers, such as a speech therapist or an occupational therapist. [1]