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.