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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

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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; 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?

I agree with this: Http://grad-schools. Usnews. Rankingsandreviews. Com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/physical-therapy-rankings

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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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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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