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Dr. Aj Rastogi
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Aquatic Physical Therapy (Overview)

Definition of aquatic therapy: a therapeutic procedure which attempts to improve function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises. These procedures require constant attendance of a therapist educated in performing aquatic therapeutic exercises.


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What is aquatic physical therapy exactly?

What is aquatic physical therapy exactly?

Pool therapy: Aquatic therapy combines the advantages of buoyancy from being in the water with standard physical therapy principles used on "dry land." water also gives the additional benefit of providing a graduated resistance to movement, whereby the more force applied to move through the water, the more resistance felt by the patient doing the moving. ...Read more

Dr. Aj Rastogi
22 Doctors shared insights

Aquatic Physical Therapy (Overview)

Definition of aquatic therapy: a therapeutic procedure which attempts to improve function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises. These procedures require constant attendance of a therapist educated in performing aquatic therapeutic exercises.


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What is aquatic physical therapy; who uses it?

What is aquatic physical therapy; who uses it?

Exercise in a pool: Pool therapy is generally used for people who can't tolerate land based physical therapy. The water lessens the load gravity puts on the body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aquatic physical therapy?

Aqua PT: Definition of aquatic therapy: a therapeutic procedure which attempts to improve function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises. These procedures require constant attendance of a therapist educated in performing aquatic therapeutic exercises. ...Read more

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Aquatic physical therapy - how helpful is it for low back pain?

Aquatic physical therapy - how helpful is it for low back pain?

Very: I like aquatic therapy for my patients with back pain because it allows them to get in the water and exercise while diminishing their own body weight and it's effect on the spine. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy painful?

Not necessarily: Some pt may be uncomfortable at times but most of the time it is not. ...Read more

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Why should I go to physical therapy?

Why should I go to physical therapy?

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 will also help you learn exercises appropriately to prevent further damage. A good pt program will also teach the exercises or activities to do at home to prevent problems in the future. ...Read more

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How can water physical therapy work?

How can water physical therapy work?

Less stress on joint: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be helpful with weakness and arthritis. The temperature of the water can help with pain relief. The water also provides a buoyant environment to allow for less strength and stress to move muscles. This can be helpful to allow for weak muscles to move easier in water than on land. ...Read more

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Is water physical therapy effective?

Is water physical therapy effective?

Can be: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be very effective, especially when we want to minimize weight bearing but want to maintain resistance. It is also a very effective form of exercise for those who have difficulty with full weight bearing. ...Read more

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What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

See Link: I found a link about the exercises for TMJ and want to share them with you because this works.

http://iris. Nyit. Edu/~hmakofsk/hep. Pdf. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

Multiple ways: Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation. They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program. ...Read more

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How does psychology apply to physical therapy?

How does psychology apply to physical therapy?

Motivation: Psychology involves the emotional part of ourself to any activity or situation. In this case, physical therapy. From motivation to commitment to positive thoughts about success of treatment, how we think and feel about an event or situation has a lot to do with its success. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip (lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more

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What are some good colleges for physical therapy?

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Please describe a good physical therapy equipment?

Please describe a good physical therapy equipment?

No equipment: The best physical therapy involves posture and activity reeducation, stretching, strengthening and working on the floor, with mars balls and rubberbands. You don't need any fancy equipment, just a good therapist. ...Read more

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Could physical therapy help a schmorl node injury?

Could physical therapy help a schmorl node injury?

If causing pain: Schmoryls' nodes are often seen on ct and MRI scans in patients who have these radiologic studies for other reasons (other than back pain). In other words, there signifigance is questionable. If u have a definite disc problem than physical therapy is quite helpful. See an ors and discuss your pain and tx. Options and whether the 'nodes' are really a cause of your pain...Good luck! ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more

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Occupational/physical therapy --what is difference?

In brief: They way our wonderful therapists at jefferson university hospital in philadelphia explain it to the incoming resident class:
physical therapists work on making sure you can walk or get across the room. Occupational therapists make sure you can dress and wash yourself before you walk across the room. ...Read more

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What does ocs certification in physical therapy mean?

Well trained!: Ocs (orthopedic clinical specialist) means that the p.T. Has achieved a higher level of training; and has a certain level of expertise above and beyond the base certification. It means you are in 'good hands'; literally. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy help treat rotator cuff disorders?

Yes: Physical therapy and time generally can do wonders for most rotator cuff problems. However, if you are not making any progress you need to see an orthopedic surgeon to help better define and treat your shoulder problem. ...Read more

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What kind of physical therapy good for costochondritis?

Costochondritis: Consider gentle massage, modalities, progressive flexibility, and stabilization approach. ...Read more

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How are physical therapy exercises on a plane undertaken?

How are physical therapy exercises on a plane undertaken?

Seated or standing.: What type of injury are you rehabilitating. There are seated isometric exercises for the neck and back as well as some to prevent circulatory issues. There are simple standing stretches you could do in the aisle for back or leg pain. ...Read more

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Can there be holistic physical therapy schools out there?

Can there be holistic physical therapy schools out there?

There should be: PT seems like an excellent therapy to integrate holistic techniques. Just as always beware of snake oil potions and concoctions that are recommended without proof. Demand evidence based studies to show that a technique, cream, supplement etc works before employing it. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for the deltoid?

What are some physical therapy exercises for the deltoid?

Many: Front and lateral shoulder raises work the anterior and medial deltoid. Certain rows work the posterior deltoid. Use a resistance band or a very light weight and don't over do. You really need someone to teach you this stuff in person, hands on, so you don't get injured. ...Read more

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What will they do in physical therapy for trapezius pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain. If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a lot of pain with physical therapy?

Pain with PT: No it is not normal to have a lot of pain. The therapist will normally provide modalities for muscle relaxation and pain modulation followed by progressive range of motion and strengthening. Pain relieve helps with the progressive nature of pt. Pain generation during pt inhibits progress. ...Read more

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When does physical therapy begin after breaking a fibula?

When does physical therapy begin after breaking a fibula?

Rehab for fibula: Immediately. What you do and how you do it depends on the place and type of fracture. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of iron flooring on physical therapy?

What are the benefits of iron flooring on physical therapy?

I don't understand: I have never heard of this. Nearly all physical therapy departments have normal linoleum or carpeted floors. Unless you want to put magnets in the soles of your shoes to keep your feel from sliding around, or to make you work harder to pick up your feet, I can think of no reason why walking on an iron floor would be desired or have any advantage. ...Read more

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What exercises using weights pulleys in the physical therapy?

Discuss...: Discuss with your physical therapist about your exercises and what their purpose is. Best of luck in therapy! ...Read more

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How much time after you get discharged from physical therapy?

How much time after you get discharged from physical therapy?

12 to 20: The average number of visits before discharge from physcial therapy for the most common musculoskeletal problems is 12 to 20 encounters. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Yes: Muscular disorders is a general term and this could mean muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle damage or atrophy, muscle spasm, tightness etc. All of these symptoms would be amenable to physical therapy although the techniques pt goals would differ depending on the condition. ...Read more

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What will physical therapy do to perneonal sublaxtion tendon?

What will physical therapy do to perneonal sublaxtion tendon?

Good Question: Peroneal tendon subluxation means a sheath (called a retinaculum) has been torn allow the tendons to snap over the outer ankle.Physical therapy (PT), alone, isn't likely to correct the problem.Surgery or prolotherapy may help. PT usually comes later to ensure proper motion of the tendon, strengthening of muscles, mobility, & prevention of scarring.Osteopathic manipulation likely to also be helpful. ...Read more

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I want to fix my lordosis but will physical therapy be covered?

Depends on insurance: Physical therapy is usually covered to some degree by private insurance. You will need to check with your plan to see how many visits are covered and what your percentage or copay will be. ...Read more

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What are some techniques in physical therapy for disc herniation?

What are some techniques in physical therapy for disc herniation?

Depends: Usually stretching and range of motion. There are very specific programs for therapy in disc herniation. Some are flexion exercises, some are extention exercises. A lot would depend on the level of the disc, the symptoms, your general condition and health and the presscription given by your doctor. Some therapist use computer guided machines very specific to the rehabilitation of the back. ...Read more

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Physical therapy only made my back hurt worse; now what can I do?

See your doctor.: If therapy truly made you worse, maybe you suffered a new injury. A good physical exam and some imaging studies might be helpful. Treatment options include anti inflammatories, hot or cold modalities, gentle stretching and staying active as tolerated. ...Read more

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How long after physical therapy is your shoulder supposed to hurt?

How long after physical therapy is your shoulder supposed to hurt?

Varies: Sometime therapy makes the shoulder feel better. Its not uncommon to be in some pain after therapy. It can help if you ice down after the session. Taking nsaids like Ibuprofen if approved by your doctor can also help minimize the pain after therapy. ...Read more

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What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

Different modalities: Massage, stretching, range of motion exercises, heat/ice application, vibration techniques, ultrasound, possibly traction, nerve stimulation if needed, iontophoresis - these are some but not all the modalities that can and might be used in the treatment of a trapezius pain. It will depend on the cause of the pain, training and comfort of pt therapist and your progress. ...Read more

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