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How Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy can Help Adults with Disabilities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 61 million adults in the United States live with a functional disability. These disabilities can be physical, cognitive, or a combination thereof, with the former encompassing movement, vision, and hearing difficulties, and the latter comprising decision-making or thinking impediments. Disabilities can affect anyone, regardless of whether they are born with them or acquire them later in life. As such, people with disabilities face a higher risk of injuries and may have difficulty maintaining an active lifestyle. It is therefore essential to prioritize physical, speech, or occupational therapy as needed. These therapies can significantly enhance one’s quality of life and help achieve wellness goals.

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