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Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

The one that works: The 12-step programs have been very successful. However, there are other methodologies that work. Like most mental health treatments, you must fit the patient to the treatment modality. ...Read more

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Paraplegia (Definition)

Paraplegia = full or complete paralysis of ...Read more


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What is the best at home free strength training program?

What is the best at home free strength training program?

See below: Pilates and Yoga are both excellent ways to strengthen your back. Another great program is RehabZone. Check out www.therehabzone.com for more information. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best training programme for building strength?

Help please? What is the best training programme for building strength?

One that you'll do!: Best exercise/training program is one that you'll do regularly. There's also recommendation to change exercises every now & then to keep things fresh. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389, http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ & http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/videos/exercises/exercises.htm for starters. Many others online. ...Read more

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What should the ultimate goal of a cardiac rehab program be?

What should the ultimate goal of a cardiac rehab program be?

Education & exercise: Cardiac rehab is a structured program run by medical professionals that includes supervised exercises tailored to your medical and physical condition, education on how to control your risk factors for heart disease. Multiple scientific studies have shown it improve patient outcomes like quality of life, survival, reduced re-hospitalization, better control of cardiac risk factors. ...Read more

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What's the best weight-loss home delivery program? Seattle sutton?

What's the best weight-loss home delivery program? Seattle sutton?

Wtloss home delivery: The positives about home delivery are portion control and ease of use.I imagine the companies that deal in home delivery would allow you to purchase a "sample" program to see if the food is to your taste after all, if the food is not to your liking-you will not becommitted to the program. I still advocate one"regular" type family meal per day. Please have your dr evaluate the nutritional content. ...Read more

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Can you please describe intensive multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation?

Can you please describe intensive multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation?

Treat Whole person : This type of rehabilitation uses a team to help a person get back on their feet, functioning in life. It is headed by a physician to diagnose and treat medical issues, but includes others to help decrease barriers to treatments. Among others, this can include physical/occupational therapy, biofeedback, exercise, psychology, social work, etc. ...Read more

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How to best handle muscular atrophy of a geriatric patient's thigh after pelvic fracture?

How to best handle muscular atrophy of a geriatric patient's thigh after pelvic fracture?

Begin PT EARLY: You need pt early. I always tell people about the twofer rule. That is for every day you are out it takes two days to come back. You need both range of motion and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Back to work: Vocational or occupational therapy is important in rehabilitation to help one return to his/her capacity to get back to his/her previous occupation and to return to work --. ...Read more

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Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

In my opinion: Yes. You want someone to be able to put a lot of energy and expertise into this type of program, to the benefit of all involved. ...Read more

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Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Relaxation: Relaxation techniques are excellent for dealing with responses to psychological stressors so as to blunt the physiologic chemical response to such a stimulus thus decreasing the "flight or fight" increase in heart rate and blood pressure inherent to such. ...Read more

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What is a good beginners weight training program?

What is a good beginners weight training program?

Committment : Virtually all regular training programs are good for beginners, but you have to keep at it or nothing works. Remember, you can have anything you want to in life, or all the excuses for why you cant. ...Read more

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What is a suggested beginner fitness program?

What is a suggested beginner fitness program?

Run 20mins: To get aerobic fitness, try running. Start with a 3minute jog on day one and repeat this for 3days. Then increase length of run by 2minutes every 3 times you run, and work your way upto 20mins. That is sufficient to give you stamina for high demand sports such as squash. ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Anaerobic & aerobic: The exact exercises will depend on a number of factors. These include the exercise options at the facility, types of instructors, equipment, etc. However, the program itself should include both anerobic or resistance training like weights for strength as well as some activities aimed at increasing aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more

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Is physiotherapy the best for stroke patients? How yoga would help?

Is physiotherapy the best for stroke patients? How yoga would help?

Both might help: Standard approaches, generically, include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Once improvement begins, exercise is next, but key to emphasize that yoga might be beneficial once muscular control has improved. Biggest issue remains prevention of the next event. All my best. ...Read more

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How does someone start a cardiac rehabilitation program?

See below.: Cardiac rehab is usually recommended for patients who have had heart attacks, angioplasty & stents or bypass surgery. Usually a referral is made by the cardiologist, cardiac surgeon or primary care doctor. Treatment consist of 3 hours/week for 12 weeks. Supervised exercise and education are combined. The american college of cardiology considers cardiac rehab the most underutilized proven therapy. ...Read more

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What's the best weight-loss home program?

What's the best weight-loss home program?

Record every calorie: The best way to stay focused and on track is to count and record your daily caloric intake. There are many phone apps and computer programs that will help you do this (ex, choosemyplate.Gov). You should find out the healthy caloric intake for your current and desired bmi and then make an effort to use your calories wisely (mostly fruits and vegetables, reduce fats, sugars, junk). ...Read more

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What is the best way to support a friend who has self-enrolled in a substance-abuse recovery program?

What is the best way to support a friend who has self-enrolled in a substance-abuse recovery program?

Support: The best way to support a friend in a substance abuse program is to be there, not only physically but mentally. People in substance abuse programs still will have emotional and enviromental stresses where they may need to have someone to lean on. Also a changes in knowing better what led them to become addicted may need to be avoided. All in all support means being there for him or her. ...Read more

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What type of core training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

What type of core training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to help assist an athletic overweight person in rehab?

What is the best diet to help assist an athletic overweight person in rehab?

Refer to answer: All health and diet has failed, because all they do, is counting calories either directly or indirectly. Problem is in gmo food, which is all wheat, corn, soy, potato, cereals , juices, all fast foods. Been tried for twenty years. If you follow it never failed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to improve mental discipline?

What is the best way to improve mental discipline?

WILLPOWER is back!: According to roy baumeister's new book on the subject, "willpower" gives people the strength to persevere and have self-control. It can be depleted by low blood glucose levels and overuse, and it can be strengthened by exercise. The authors conclude that improving willpower is the surest way to a better life--and more important than intelligence in predicting success. ...Read more