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How soon can I start aquatic therapy after an injury?

How soon can I start aquatic therapy after an injury?

Aquatic exercise: Depends on the injury and how much tissue damage resulted. Were there any complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Aquatic Therapy (Definition)

Aquatic therapy programs offer treatments and exercises done in a pool to help relieve health issues such as low back pain and neck pain. The exercises can also help strengthen muscles to prevent future ...Read more


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How do you tell your teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period?

How do you tell your teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period?

See below: You can say just what you said here. Do not be embarrassed. Or if you just can't say it go to the school nurse and tell them. ...Read more

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How do you tell your male teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period pains/your period?

How do you tell your male teacher you can't join the aquatic therapy lab because of period pains/your period?

School nurse: Medical problems are private and you do not have to disclose the details of your medical issues with people at school or later in life with people at work. You should discuss the issue with the school nurse. If there is a valid medical issue prohibiting you from certain activities the teachers will be informed. ...Read more

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How would you prescribe aquatic therapy for osteoarthritis?

How would you prescribe aquatic therapy for osteoarthritis?

Ai chi : Osteoarthritis patients may notice that aquatic exercises resemble familiar land-based movements but utilize the water's cushioned resistance. Water aerobics workouts mimic cross-country skiing, slow jogging or walking. Stretching exercises include alternating knee-to-chest raises. You'll strengthen muscles by utilizing foam barbells to perform bicep curls and side arm raises. ...Read more

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How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

Yes it is good: Once osteopenia or osteoporosis has been identified through a bone density test, referral to physical therapy for appropriate exercise should be part of a therapeutic plan. That could inculd aquatic therapy. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ankle disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Ankle disorders?

Ankle sprain: Ankle sprain, ankle arthritis, achilles insertional tendonitis, stress fracture of the ankle, cartilage damage in the ankle joint, torn ligaments on the inner or outer ankle. Any of these problems can cause pain or symptoms at rest or with wt-bearing. Trust me this is not an all inclusive list of ankle disorders. ...Read more

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What physical therapy techniques are used in ankle injuries?

What physical therapy techniques are used in ankle injuries?

Many: Ice and elevation is paramount. Then rest, compression and crutches. Following this, gentle stretching, and proprioception exercises are used. Good taping and strapping are improtant. Proper immobilizaiton will be use. Other modalities may be used but these are the main ones. ...Read more

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What physical therapy techniques can be used with ankle injuries?

What physical therapy techniques can be used with ankle injuries?

It would depend: On the injury. Physical therapy can consist of range of motion excercises, muscle power excercises. It can consist of reduction of swelling, breaking up adhesions. Therapists have equipment like galvanic stimulation, ultrasound machines, lasers etc. ...Read more

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What types of therapy are effective with a sprained ankle injury?

What types of therapy are effective with a sprained ankle injury?

RICE: Rest (limit activity; immobilize with splint, cast or walking boot; limit weight bearing), ice, compression and elevation. If improvement isn't forth coming, then a formal medical evaluation, possibly including an xray to rule out a fracture would be indicates. ...Read more

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How long after a sprained ankle should you start a physical therapy program?

How long after a sprained ankle should you start a physical therapy program?

Immediately: Starting physical therapy immediately following a sprained ankle can expedite the healing response and get you back to function quicker. Our initial treatments would incorporate soft tissue techniques to decrease swelling, improve tissue quality and maintain mobility. We would strengthen the surrounding muscles to help stabilize the ankle. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle. Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

4 weeks ago i fell and tore ligaments in both my left knee and ankle.  Having two injuries on the same leg, what physical therapy exercises can I do?

See details: Without being able to examine the areas, it is impossible to offer specific advise. You should direct this question to the doctor who evaluated the knee and ankle. ...Read more

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Hi, The pain I have is excruciating, and it's along the peroneal nerve in my leg, I did not suffer any injury, Can physical therapy fix the damage?

Hi, The pain I have is excruciating, and it's along the peroneal nerve in my leg, I did not suffer any injury, Can physical therapy fix the damage?

Peroneal nerve pain: It is vital to find out the cause of the pain. Physical therapy may help, but first things first. See your doctor about what is the root cause of your pain. Then decide on treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for ankle pain lasting 6 months? With no swelling or treatment at the time of injury and X-ray 4 months later showing no break

What can I do for ankle pain lasting 6 months? With no swelling or treatment at the time of injury and X-ray 4 months later showing no break

Soft tissue: Likely a soft tissue injury. Ankles take a long time to heal. If still a significant problem see an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle disorders, and ask if an MRI is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 3 years ago (2nd degree). No treatment.Took up running ~3mo ago. Old injury swells .2in bigger than other ankle. No pain. Normal?

Sprained ankle 3 years ago (2nd degree). No treatment.Took up running ~3mo ago. Old injury swells .2in bigger than other ankle. No pain. Normal?

Not normal.....: Your situation is not normal, but thank goodness it is not painful. The best thing you should do for yourself is to undergo a podiatric specialty evaluation or orthopedic evaluation in the very near future. Imaging studies (MRI) could be very helpful at seeing how the old Class II Ankle Sprain actually healed up two years ago. ...Read more

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What exactly is the treatment for the treatment for cruciate ankle (atfl) ligament injury?I got this about 8-10 months ago.

Ankle sprain: Tear of that ligament is the definition of ankle sprain. Rest, icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating ankle. Taking nsaids like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If clicking or feeling of ripping or instability, get it checked out by a doctor for possible bracing or physical therapy. Hope this was helpful! ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more