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Rules for Posting Questions, Answers and Comments in this website
The Question-Answer pages that are being moderated by physical therapists and other healthcare professionals, answers will be posted in the forum and will appear indented beneath the original question, usually within 1 to 10 business days.
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- Posting the same note more than once or “spamming”.
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