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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Not usually: It is designed to help and regain normal motion and position. After surgery or an injury there may be some pain as you start your therapy
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not necessarily: Some pt may be uncomfortable at times but most of the time it is not.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Beware: 1) getting pushed and progressed too aggressively 2) getting passive modalities (hooked up to machines) and abandoned while the therapist pays attent ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Training : A good physical therapist will evaluate physical problems and design a plan of care that addresses the specific problems a person is facing. They wil ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Improve function: The goal of physical therapy is to restore function of affected parts of the body. It requires passive or active mobilization of groups of muscles or ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends!: It depends on what your doctor ordered. I generally prescribe an exercise program to stretch and strengthen the back (the therapist instructs you in t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not so much chem.-: -as i would think physics. It involves motion, strength, movement. Muscle contraction is involved in chemistry more, but also physics as it has to do ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: No not usually.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Ask school counselor: Physical therapy is a growing field. Talk to your school counselor. Talk to a local physical therapist. Volunteer at a pediatric orthopedics hospit ... Read More

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