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Is physical therapy really needed?

Posted by Carmel M on 8/29/01 at 10:58 (058348)

I'm at a phase in my treatment plan now where physical therapy is recommended...but is it really needed? The reason I ask is because if the achilles tendon is not tight and there is good dorsiflexion of the ankle what is the reason to do PT?

Thanks,
Carmel

Re: Is physical therapy really needed?

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/29/01 at 16:02 (058371)

Depending on where you are in the treatment process, PT can be helpful with enhancing the tissue quality of the fascia--enhancing fascial flexibility, getting rid of scar tissue, reducing inflammation, etc.
Ed

Re: Is physical therapy really needed?

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/29/01 at 16:02 (058371)

Depending on where you are in the treatment process, PT can be helpful with enhancing the tissue quality of the fascia--enhancing fascial flexibility, getting rid of scar tissue, reducing inflammation, etc.
Ed