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Phys. Therap.
Jul 30, 2003

What are the benefits of Physical Therapy for someone living with AIDS, due to side affects from meds? Do you considered it to be more preventative or tertiary care?

Response from Dr. Henry

Physical therapy is usually helpful for problems related to the musculoskeletal system or nervous system. There are some HIV-related conditions (i.e. neuropathy, recovery for brain related problems, aseptic necrosis of the hip) where physical therapy is important for recovery. It is more unsual for physical therapy to be needed to recover from side effects of medications (neuropathy once exception). KH

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