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Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities will vary. Because of the long period of convalescence after a fusion like this, patients usually have compromised stamina, so treatment may include exercise to improve core strength. This is a good place to learn more: http://tinyurl.Com/p2z8ud. ...Read more

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What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

Not just execise: A nurse and an exercise physiologist evaluate a patient and assess what level of fitness they are and design a program to meet a pespecified goal. They are then given instuctions and meet with a class 2 or 3 times a week. While exrecisiin the pts are monitered and have there blood pressures and rythm checked prior to and after execise. Often dieticians will come and advise as well. ...Read more

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Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Yes.: Physical therapy is necessary to restore range of motion, strength and function to your shoulder. It is also important in minimizing the risk of developing a frozen shoulder post-operatively. ...Read more

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Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Yes: As cardiac rehab involves supervised exercise and advising the patient as to what types of exercise can be done, the issure of sexual activity should be discussed with the patient. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy needed after lunate dislocation?

Is physical therapy needed after lunate dislocation?

Occupational Therapy: Most likely. You should see an occupational therapist/hand specialist for an evaluation and exercise/therapy plan. ...Read more

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At home ankle physical therapy exersices?

At home ankle physical therapy exersices?

Core too!: Besides the calf stretching and ankle proprioception exercises- alphabets/bosu- which are vital, a good core strengthening program will help prevent re-injury in the future. Planks, bridges, are useful single leg balance on uneven surfaces (foam, towel, etc) helps with both core strength and proprioception. ...Read more

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Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Shoulder dislocation physical therapy any tips?

Strengthening: You should really focus on strengthening your rotator cuff muscles. Make sure you do this with a physical therapist to make sure your are doing it correctly and not increasing your risk of a repeat shoulder dislocation. ...Read more

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Is physical rehabilitation painful?

Is physical rehabilitation painful?

Shouldn't be: Rehabilitation is highly individualized and customizable. Should be done in a way to minimize pain and improve function. Rehabilitation after surgery or with certain conditions can be a little uncomfortable however. If rehabilitation is too painful you should always discuss with your therapist and dr. ...Read more

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In physical rehabilitation is strength important?

Yes : A good physical rehabilitation plan will target the specific problems present and often include strengthening and stretching muscles. The program should be designed to treat the specific problem present. ...Read more

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What are some rehab or physical therapy exercises for a torn rotator cuff?

What are some rehab or physical therapy exercises for a torn rotator cuff?

Rotator cuff: Posture principle of the shoulder is key. Can begin with "scapular stabilization" exercises and progress to rotator cuff exercises including "thrower 10" exercises. Google or bing the above for pictures and descriptions. ...Read more

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Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

there are indication: That many people have gotten excellent relief with ozone and accompanying that with physical therapy can be beneficial. Prolotherapy is also excellent to use and ozone offers additional benefits with prolotherapy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org 4 information and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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How does cardiac rehabilitation work?

How does cardiac rehabilitation work?

Not just exercise: Cardiac rehab aims to get a heart patient back on his/her feet towards functional, healthy living. Part of this is supervised exercise, so that the patient can improve his/her conditioning, and also build confidence (often sorely lacking after a new cardiac diagnosis) that it is safe to exercise. Equally important is counselling on quitting smoking, changing diet habits, and losing weight. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy help treat rotator cuff disorders?

Can physical therapy help treat rotator cuff disorders?

Yes: Physical therapy and time generally can do wonders for most rotator cuff problems. However , if you are not making any progress you need to see an orthopedic surgeon to help better define and treat your shoulder problem. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy necessary before ACL surgery?

Is physical therapy necessary before ACL surgery?

Goal: normal motion: Prior to ACL reconstructive surgery, it is advisable to have a knee that is "ready for surgery". Ideally this means the initial swelling and stiffness have resolved, quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength has returned, and most importantly- full knee motion is regained. Maximization of these three variables preoperatively help limit the morbidity of surgery. Physical therapy can help this process. ...Read more

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Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

It depends: Electric stimulation has been used for over 100 years. These days you have units that use either milliamps or microamps. There are now very sophisticated microcurrent machines in use by physicians, chiropractors, pts and athletic trainers. I think they are the most effective. Find a frequency specific microcurrent provider who has a machine w/ many settings including ones just for tendons. ...Read more

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What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

Varies: Prior to starting an exercise program for a rotator cuff, proper diagnosis from an md is necessary, as well as a physical thearpy evaluation to determine muscle imbalances, compensations and tissue integrity. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more