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Lyme Disease and Physical Therapy

95% of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported in 14 states – one of them being New York.
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks that comes in various sizes.
Common symptoms of Lyme disease infection includes, but is not limited to:
  • Flu-Like Illnesses (Fever, Chills, Sweats)
  • Muscle Aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Joint Pain
  • Skin Rash
If untreated, symptoms may develop and become more severe. It will result in:
  • Loss of Ability to Move
  • Severe Headaches
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Heart Palpitations
There are many treatments for Lyme disease through Physical Therapy. Some of them include:
  • Manual Therapy includes massages, stretching and joint mobilization to improve alignment, mobility and range of motions, and to alleviate the pain of affected joints.
  • Exercise Programs to help stretch and strengthen muscles to help assist weakened surrounding joints.
  • Mechanical Modalities include ultrasounds, electrical stimulations, laser, ice and heat to decrease pain and inflammation.
  • Gait and Balance and other forms of training to help improve movement techniques and reduce stress on joints caused by daily activities
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor and have yourself tested for Lyme disease. Remember physical therapy is a non-invasive, organic approach to healing. To learn more about physical therapy, contact one of our doctors at either our Lagrange or Poughkeepsie, NY locations at


Moriarty Physical Therapy is a premier physical therapy center located in New York’s Hudson Valley. To find out more about physical therapy or to book your first appointment with a physical therapist, contact Moriarty Physical Therapy at (845) 454-4137.


Schedule a FREE 15-minute Exploration Visit

Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

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