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There are numerous benefits to treatment by a physical therapist.
What you need to know before your appointment with your physical therapist.
Here are a few inspirational stories about people whose treatment by a physical therapist helped them improve or restore mobility and move forward with their lives.
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“I had lost faith in my ability to completely recover.”
"There's something about struggling and falling, and getting back up again. You realize you're stronger than you thought you were when you started."
“I was a skeptic, but now I am a believer in the benefits of physical therapy.”
“With hard work and dedication to my recovery, I am able to walk without support, and I live a fulfilling life,”
“My favorite part of the day was going downstairs to the physical therapy room."
"My physical therapist ... helped get me from a wheelchair to a walker, from a walker to a cane, and now I walk without a cane."
“I want to help others regain their momentum, and make tangible differences on the community.”
"There is no doubt in my mind that without physical therapy, the quality of my life would be very different."
"Every day I get stronger and I can walk a little farther. I would not be where I am today if it were not for my physical therapists."
Without my PT, "I'm not sure that I would have ever returned to dancing."
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