Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists: Can Physical Therapy Help Skin Conditions?

Author: Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists
Date Published: June-2014
Source: Valpolife.com

Can Physical Therapy Help Skin Conditions? June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month. Scleroderma is a clinical condition that is characterized by changes in blood vessels, skin, muscles, and cartilage due to a formation of antibodies that fight against one’s own body (an auto-immune disease). This is classified as a 'connective tissue disorder' that is most prevalent in female individuals between the ages of 30 to 50. The precise cause of scleroderma has not yet been identified. However, a few treatment modalities are available. Physical therapy offers useful treatments that can offset the effects of scleroderma.