Find out some (possibly thought-provoking) reasons why you might want to see a physical therapist.
Dry needling for acute or chronic pain targets trigger points that develop within stressed muscles. The needle can stimulate them to release so that the muscle can return to normal mobility with less pain.
Incorporate these neck stretches and this advice from a physical therapist to prevent your neck from getting tight or stiff.
During breast cancer treatment, it’s common to wrestle with fatigue. You know you should exercise, but how do you start when you are tired all the time? Get some fatigue-busting advice from a physical therapist who works with breast cancer patients each day.
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