Benefits of Physical Therapy for Scleroderma Patients

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In this video from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation, Jessica Mandac, PT, from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Center for Pain Management talks about the benefits of physical therapy for patients with scleroderma.

Exercise and physical activity are important to deal with the fatigue that may come from scleroderma. Too little activity can make fatigue worse.

The presentation was given at the Scleroderma Patient Education Conference on October 15, 2016, in Chicago. Mandac talks about the bodily systems involved in the physical therapy, exercises needed to target various symptoms of scleroderma and how to perform them.

Read nine tips to help you motivate yourself to exercise. 

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