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Avoid Lyme Disease

Late stage Lyme disease can results in musculoskeletal impairments and joint pain which is a primary area of treatment in physical therapy.

Physical therapy may include:

  • Manual Therapy, including massage, stretching and joint mobilization to improve alignment, mobility and range of motion, and to alleviate the pain of affected joints.

  • Mechanical modalities, including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, laser, ice and heat to decrease pain and inflammation.

  • Stretching and strengthening exercise program to help improve range of motion as well as strengthen the muscles that assist in supporting weakened surrounding joints.

  • Gait and balance, and other mechanics training, relevant to some Lyme disease patients to improve movement techniques and reduce the stress on joints caused by daily activities.

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