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Health Tip: When Physical Therapy Ends

-- Don't become a couch potato just because your doctor's prescription for physical therapy has run out.

The American Council on Exercise suggests how to transition from physical therapy to a regular exercise regimen:

  • Make a commitment to staying physically active and fit; make sure you don't slip into a sedentary lifestyle.
  • Before the end of your final physical therapy appointment, ask your therapist questions about safe follow-up exercises.
  • Start off slow and easy, and follow your physical therapist's instructions.
  • Watch out for warning signs of overdoing it.
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Posted: May 2012