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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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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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I'm a t5-t6 paraplegic, didn't get therapy after my injury and been living without it for years, is it possible to get legs flexible now?

I'm a t5-t6 paraplegic, didn't get therapy after my injury and been living without it for years, is it possible to get legs flexible now?

Paraplegic: There is interesting work being done. First you must see a rehab med doc who will be able to decide ( it depends on the amount of fixed flexion deformity you have). There is interesting work in europe where they have been implanting micro electrodes in the spinal cord below the lesion and they are able to stimulate the muscles in the legs and get them to move and actually allow walking. ...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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What are some common head or leg injuries when playing hockey?

What are some common head or leg injuries when playing hockey?

Concussions, etc.: Concussions are very common in hockey. Facial injuries include teeth injuries and lacerations occur frequently as well. Leg (lower body) injuries include knee sprains, leg contusions, groin injuries and labral tears in the hip. ...Read more

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Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

Best way to stretch before playing football to prevent foot/leg injuries?

No bounce: For your age, you are at the "weekend warrior" risk group. Stretch and hold all ankle, leg, thigh muscles for at least 1 minute each. It may be best to get a partner to help sometimes. Sometimes the stretching may seem like forever but you may need it to prevent injury. Also, hydration is very important and proper gear protection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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