A physical therapist (PT) helps individuals develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability. These services may be performed by a trained PT or a PT assistant. A physical therapist utilizes an individual’s history and physical examination to establish a management plan for the patient. After an assessment by the doctor, usually a physiatrist or neurologist, the FSHD patient is referred to a physical therapist for an evaluation and assessment of function, strength, and range of motion. The physical therapist and patient work together on a program to maintain function and strength.
See also the section on Physical Therapy.
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