Physical therapy (PT) in health care delivery is not confmed to rehabilitative management or treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or diseases alone. It has continued to be relevant in areas of preventive medicine and in the prevention of primary and secondary conditions that may lead to disability. Some techniques of physical therapy have also been employed as panacea to some musculoskeletal conditions that have proven resistant to other conservative forms ofmedical management, while some manual techniques have obviated temporarily the need for surgery by offering alternative conservative management.
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