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Woman working with physical therapist using bands

Physical therapy can transform lives. As experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities to:

  • Reduce pain.
  • Improve or restore mobility.
  • Stay active and fit throughout life.

Some common misbeliefs can discourage people from seeing a physical therapist. The American Physical Therapy Association debunks the top "7 Myths About Physical Therapy." Listen as physical therapist Joseph Brence addresses each of the myths. He also shares the facts about physical therapy.

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Read more about the 7 Myths About Physical Therapy and National Physical Therapy Month.

Joseph Brence, PT (headshot)

Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, is a physical therapist and clinical researcher. He treats many conditions including complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. His research involves studying how the brain produces pain and how it applies to physical therapy. He is vice president of operations for NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy. He also writes monthly research reviews for SportEx Medicine.

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