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How to Know When You Should See a Physical Therapist

SELF.com reports on common items which physical therapists can help with, and how to know if you can make an appointment right away or if you should talk to another provider first.

SELF.com spoke to Jennifer L. Solomon, MD, physiatrist and sports medicine physician at HSS, and Megan Crawley MS, ATC, at HSS, who detailed physical therapists and doctors that work together are most effective. Dr. Solomon and Crawley often send patients to physical therapists and other exercise specialists to help them safely and effectively improve strength, mobility and body mechanics. Crawley noted it is critical for the physical therapist and doctor to share the same treatment philosophy and that the physical therapist is compliant with the doctor’s therapy prescription. “Communication with the treatment team is of utmost importance,” she concluded.

Read the full article at SELF.com.