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Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Wheel chair excercises for elders for kyphosis?

Evaluation first: The elderly are not restricted from exercise. You say that you have kyphosis. Is this due to fractures secondary to osteoporosis? You should see your pcp & be evaluated. A metabolic evaluation & cardiovascular evaluation should be performed. If calcium deficiency is found then take corrective diet changes. If a healthy heart is there, then contact a physical therapist & start an exercise program. ...Read more

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Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

 Boy 9mo actual, 6.5mo adjusted asymmetric IUGR. Sitting independent, good balance, hates tummy time, won't roll. Rolled only handful of times. Help!

Discuss with babydoc: There is more going on here than can be posed in the space provided. The best resource for help is the pediatrician that has been regularly seeing your child. Discuss with them your concerns. They know your baby's history and they also have knowledge of available resources in your general area. They will be able to assess your baby's development and offer appropriate referrals necessary. ...Read more

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Can sitting indian style on the floor damage your knees?

Can sitting indian style on the floor damage your knees?

No: Infact you are doing knee stretchs and making it more flexible. People who can sit on the floor have no problem sitting on a chair but people who are only used to sit on a chair sometimes have problems sitting on the floor indian style. ...Read more

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6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?

6mo Baby rolled from crawling to back and hit head w/hardwood floor and possibly door frame. Cried a bit, played, fed, fell asleep. Reason to go to ER?

Head: No, especially if the baby is acting fine. Watch for extreme irritability, vomiting in the first 4-12 hrs after any potential injury, and if so then ER. But if the baby was on the floor and rolled and hit head, that mechanism of injury shouldn't be severe. If fell off bed onto hardwood floor, then different story. ...Read more

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Feels discomfort while sitting,riding on bike as testis hangs very lower,always need to adjust shaft & balls.any solution to lift up?

Feels discomfort while sitting,riding on bike as testis hangs very lower,always need to adjust shaft & balls.any solution to lift up?

Jock strap: i am an avid cyclist and you do need to keep your scrotum elevated. Spadex cycling shorts help you with this, but if you a communting to work in business clothes, wear jockey shorts or a jock strap to keep your scotum and penis elevated. ...Read more

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10 week old, flares arms and stiffens legs to stand on. Stares off, arches back, pushes off head, rigid movemts with fists, screams alot ?

10 week old, flares arms and stiffens legs to stand on. Stares off, arches back, pushes off head, rigid movemts with fists, screams alot
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See pediatrican: This could be signs of severe reflux or could be neurological (seizures). Baby needs to be taken to doctor soon. ...Read more

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How effective is the malibu Pilates chair at toning?

Great: I recommend the pilate chair to my patients more for when they need additional stretching of tight joints. It works great. I does help with tone as well, but i would recommend an excercise that adds some joint loading to help with muscle development and bone quality (as long as you don't suffer from arthritis). Good luck! ...Read more

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My dd is 2yrs dgnsd with spastic diplegia. She's sitting unaided(sitting up on own), pulling up to stand, crawling, pulling to stand. What's prognosis?

My dd is 2yrs dgnsd with spastic diplegia. She's sitting unaided(sitting up on own), pulling up to stand, crawling, pulling to stand. What's prognosis?

Each child is unique: The fact that she is developing so well increases the likelihood that she will be more functional as she gets older. However, every child is different, so there is no way to be precise. The important thing is to continue with aggressive therapy and see the neurologist regularly for medication adjustments, etc. The goal is to give her every opportunity to meet her potential. ...Read more

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Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

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Patient keeps slipping down from seat on wheel chair. Can not sit properly. Why does this happen? Solutions? Workers must reseat him always.

Patient keeps slipping down from seat on wheel chair. Can not sit properly.  Why does this happen?   Solutions? Workers must reseat him always.

Physical therapy: This may be a sign that the patient needs a referral to physical therapy for core strengthening. In the meantime, I usually recommend an elevated wedge type pillow to be placed in the wheelchair. ...Read more

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Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Can sleep positions affect height? Does sleeping w/ 1 leg bent in fetal position or legs straight (feel bit pulling behind knees) add height in adults

Not really: Any comfortable sleeping position may be used, and none of the positions add height more than any other position. All the comfortable positions will add the same slight amount of height, because weight is taken off the spine during sleep (the vertical downward force of gravity is not acting vertically upon a person's spine, during typical sleep in a bed). The effect goes away, when one stands up. ...Read more

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Is military posture or standing up too straight bad?

Not for short period: Not for short periods but standing for prolonged periods and not moving your leg muscles could cause pooling of blood in your legs ...Read more

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What tennis shoes and/or orthotics are good for a sway back? I'm trying to correct my posture.

What tennis shoes and/or orthotics are good for a sway back? I'm trying  to correct my posture.

See below: The shoe does not make much difference. You need a custom orthotic made to your feet to help control the motion and foot position ...Read more