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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


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How can I get an early start in physical therapy?

How can I get an early start in physical therapy?

Home Program: Physical therapy is normally started as early as possible in an injury. A home program is the start of a physical therapy program and can be initiated at the prescribing doctor's office. This can include some form of bracing/taping, some form of anti-inflammatory like icing or contrast bathing, some form of exercises, and some form of exercises. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Are there good ways to get a physical therapy license?

Are there good ways to get a physical therapy license?

See below: You must attend school and get a degree in physical therapy and then take national exams and a state licensing exam. ...Read more

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How much time after you get discharged from physical therapy?

How much time after you get discharged from physical therapy?

12 to 20: The average number of visits before discharge from physcial therapy for the most common musculoskeletal problems is 12 to 20 encounters. ...Read more

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How can I get my grandpa to do physical therapy for his knees?

May Not Be Able To.: It is not always possible to get other people to do things they don't want to do. You can make the suggestion to go, offer to go with him, do the home exercises with him, etc. Sometimes making it into or tying it to a social activity, will increase their desire to participate. Check out local adult centers and fitness groups. Whatever his decision, be supportive. ...Read more

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Can I have physical therapy when im taking anti- TB drugs?

Can I have physical therapy when im taking anti- TB drugs?

Yes: Taking antituberculous medications should not inhibit your exercise patterns as long as you do not overdo things. ...Read more

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What kind of physical therapy would a person thats been in a coma get?

What kind of physical therapy would a person thats been in a coma get?

Depends: Id pt. Is in bed, all muscle, groups are moved and stimulated to prevent atrophy and prevent clots. If pt. Is not intubated and cannot talk well, needs speech therapy. If there is any particular paralysis of arm, leg or face so treatment goes there to stimulate muscles. Pt will try to move the pt. So he/she can stand up & walk o the bathroom and act as independently as possible. ...Read more

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Is it true that once your TMJ go into spasm you can never get it out ...Despite treatment and physical therapy?

Is it true that once your TMJ go into spasm you can never get it out ...Despite treatment and physical therapy?

No: That is fortunately not correct. With proper diagnosis first followed with proper treatment most TMJ muscle related problems will go away. The key is proper diagnosis. With basic muscle spasm the doctor must check the bite and deprogram the muscles with splint and phyical therapy. ...Read more

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I am 50 and diagnosed w a torn labrum. Will it get better with physical therapy? If not how long would it take me to get back to 100%?

I am 50 and diagnosed w a torn labrum. Will it get better with physical therapy? If not how long would it take me to get back to 100%?

Torn labrum healing: no simple answer. was the neck involved, and is all the shoulder pain from the labral tear or was there an impingement to the rotator cuff? this answer needs an orthopoedist or pmr eval with appropriate x rays and range of motion, hands on testing. 1: how is range of motion, 2:when/where is the pain. have you had a steroid shot or ulta sound? may not heal on its own, needing surgical care. ...Read more

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Should I get a nerve block and physical therapy for a frozen shoulder?

PT: Physical therapy is the cornerstone of treatment, in resistant cases localize steroid injection or even manipulation under anesthetic may become necessary remember the less you move your shoulder the worse the pain. ...Read more

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Can you get back to full function with enough physical therapy after a rotator cuff tear?

Can you get back to full function with enough physical therapy after a rotator cuff tear?

It depends.: If the rotator cuff tear is small and the muscles have not atropied significantly between the time of the tear and the time of the reconstruction, you should get much if not all of your function back. For this to happen it is very important to do your rehab after surgery. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy cure sciatica? Is it possible to get rid of my sciatica with physical therapy? .

Can physical therapy cure sciatica? Is it possible to get rid of my sciatica with physical therapy?

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Cure, Unlikely...: Sciatica can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more

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I have a prolapsed disc in my lower back. Can physical therapy reverse this or is the best i can hope for to get the pain to a manageable level?

I have a prolapsed disc in my lower back. Can physical therapy reverse this or is the best i can hope for to get the pain to a manageable level?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises to get rid of an arched back?

What are some physical therapy exercises to get rid of an arched back?

See PT: If you are having back pain from an excessively arched back, it is best to work first with a physical therapist who can assess your posture. There are many exercises that can help but i cannot recommend any with out seeing you face to face. Sorry. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get closed manipulation, physical therapy every day, or a brace to bend my knee?

Arthrofibrosis: Depends on the cause. All of these options are ways to potentially improve range of motion for your knee. Did you just have surgery? ...Read more

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I have 3 ruptured disk in my neck. I am trying to figure out if I should get surgery or stick with physical therapy?

I have 3 ruptured disk in my neck.  I am trying to figure out if I should get surgery or stick with physical therapy?

not enough info: Without knowing your specific symptoms, what an exam reveals and without seeing your mri, it is impossible to answer. ...Read more

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Mom was prescribed celebrex (celecoxib) for siatica pain, did not take after reading terrible side effects, is drug safe or is physical therapy be better choice?

Mom was prescribed celebrex (celecoxib) for siatica pain, did not take after reading terrible side effects, is drug safe or is physical therapy be better choice?

Pretty Safe: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a poor pain reliever but a good anti-inflammatory. However if it does not help you may want to see if her doctor can prescribe her a stronger anti-inflammatory medicine or even a Medrol dose pack (steroid). If physical therapy and these don't help, then evaluation by a spine specialist would be warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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