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Physical Therapy (PT)

Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is one of the most common treatments for chronic pain. Physical therapy helps with pain management.  Exercising for just 30 minutes a day on at least three or four days a week will help you with chronic pain management.

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Michelle Kenway Physiotherapy channel  *
- Back pain exercises playlist *
- Neck pain exercises playlist *
- Stretching exercises playlist *

Chair Exercises

Exercise may help prevent chronic pain by strengthening the muscles, preventing muscle wasting, and reducing muscle damage.

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- Seated Exercise for Obesity and Limited Mobility - Stage.1 Ep.1 *
- 20 Min Chair Exercises Sitting Down Workout - Seated Exercise for Seniors, Elderly, & EVERYONE ELSE *
- Seated Exercises for Older Adults *

Links to tools on "Complementary And Integrative Health," for pain manangement, developed for Veterans/Public.

  Yoga/Tai Chi - page
  Physical Activity - Physical Therapy & Chair Exercises - page
  Acupressure - page

Veterans/Public Pain Management - Resource Topics

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If you have questions or suggestions for pain-related resources, please send an email to VHA Pain Management Webmaster Group. Questions about personal care should be directed to the local VA facility.

Disclaimer: *Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.