Sep 16, 2014 4:20 PM

Farewell, Heating Pad: Physical Therapists Say It Doesn't Help

I have fond memories of listening to NPR while lounging at the physical therapist's with a heating pad on my shoulder. Don't do that, the nation's physical therapists' association says.

Heat therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and other "passive physical agents" almost never help, according to a list released Monday by the Choosing Wisely campaign.


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