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Surviving breast cancer has been the biggest treatment goal until recent years, when attention began to turn to surviving well, as these three women appear to be. fitzcrittle/Shutterstock.com

Physical therapy important for women treated for breast cancer

While more women than ever are surviving breast cancer, they often do so with bad side effects. Studies are showing that physical therapy early in the post-treatment phase can help.
Physical therapists Steven Hunter and Laura Hayes teach an unidentified patient lumbar stabilization exercises at the Equal Access Clinic in Gainesville, Florida. Maria Belen Farias, UF Health Photography

Physical therapy could lower need for opioids, but lack of money and time are hurdles

As the nation grapples with its opioid addiction epidemic, one solution for many with chronic joint pain and back pain could be physical therapy. But it's often underutilized. Here's why.
Ballet dancers can apply their intensive training to tasks they haven’t practiced. bezikus/Shutterstock.com

Dancing toward better physical rehabilitation

Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.

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