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Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

A child with a head: size < 5th%ile for age + developmental delays needs evaluations for genetic & other medical causes by a pediatric neurologist & a developmental/ /behavioral pediatrician. Your state Early Intervention Program provides PT & other needed therapies from birth-3. If 3-5, call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Apply for SSI & Medicaid funds. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Child Development (Definition)

Child development is the established norms for a child developing certain skills, such as sitting up, walking, talking, and making compromises socially. Parents and professionals refer to these established norms to see if a child is developing physically ...Read more


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Am a physical therapy dr hav this child that can walk and stand bu not alone he just afraid to stand alone he must feel supported what can I do for ?

Am a physical therapy dr hav this child that can walk and stand bu not alone he just afraid to stand alone he must feel supported what can I do for ?

Need more info: Re age, social situation, etc. How far off milestones? Other med issues? Know you've considered many possibilities. Some thought-if very young, is there any possibility of pain contributing (hips)? Also, how is proprioception? And then, of course, there's poss psychosocial issues. What is maternal bond like? Response to rewards? Consider discussing w pediatrician & poss child psych evaluation. ...Read more

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When would a doctor refer a child for a physical therapy pt assessment?

When would a doctor refer a child for a physical therapy pt assessment?

See below: Pt referrals are usually for injury rehab, aid in developmental delay, or aid for increased or decreased muscle tone. ...Read more

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Child broke leg doctor says no physical therapy needed?

Child broke leg doctor says no physical therapy needed?

Ususally not: Do not know the age of your child or whcih bone was broken but, in general, children w/broken tibias's , ankles, and other bones rarely require formal pt after the fx. Has healed(after casting, rodding etc.).Occassionally it is helpful but most children regain joint motion and strength on their own unless a severe injury was sustained.Older children(>12)and more severe fx>likelihood for p.T. ...Read more

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Can tibial tortion in 2 years old baby self correct or need a surgical procedure or physical therapy. ?

Can tibial tortion in 2 years old baby self correct or need a surgical procedure or physical therapy. 

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See a pediatrician .: You should bring your 20yr baby to see a pediatrician for general health check for nutrition, growth, and development, and specific growth of legs, etc. so she/he may sort out what may cause such - inborn or acquired - and recommend how to manage the current concern about baby's legs. So, act ASAP. ...Read more

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What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

Difficult: This is a tough one. Itb symptoms can be very difficult to treat and often times persistent pt and time are the best answer. Topical nsaids such as voltaren gel or Flector Patch (diclofenac) may help. Consider massage therapy. Tens units (electrical stimulation) sometimes help. Lastly, local steroid injections are an option as well. ...Read more

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My doctor sent me to physical therapy. I didn't want to delay treatment so i could find the costs. Should have to pay thousands for 4 hours of pt?

My doctor sent me to physical therapy.  I didn't want to delay treatment so i could find the costs.  Should have to pay thousands for 4 hours of pt?

Shop around: If you are paying out of pocket for pt shop around for the best care with the cost being a consideration. The referring doctor should be able to refer you to several different therapy places they have sent patients to before. "thousands" implies the cost for 4 hours is at least $2000 meaning 500/hour that seems a bit steep ( to be diplomatic). ;-). ...Read more

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What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

Highly individual: Many, if not most, patients will benefit from physical therapy as part of conservative therapy for a herniated cervical disc. Pain control medicines, muscle relaxants & anti-inflammatories are first line.Physical therapists can instruct in avoiding painful positions & appropriate exercise as well as treat with ice/heat, traction, ultrasound, TENS, bracing. Home therapy follows after a few sessions ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sciatica- injections or physical therapy?

What is the best treatment for sciatica- injections or physical therapy?

Hard to Say: Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs. ...Read more

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What is the superior treatment for sciatica--injections or physical therapy?

Adjunctive: Injections can be very helpful adjunctive treatments for sciatica but in my opinion they should be combined with a good physical therapy program. I find that the two together work better than either one separately however, depending on the situation i will often use pt alone as a first attempt and add an injection if the pt is not helping. Not everyone agrees with me on this however. ...Read more

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Which treatment for sciatica--injections or physical therapy is the very best?

Which treatment for sciatica--injections or physical therapy is the very best?

Integrate : The cause for the sciatica should be delineated first. Physical therapy is an important first step in most cases. In more severe or refractory cases, injection is indicated. In my opinion, the combination of injections and physical therapy is likely to be more effective than either one alone. ...Read more

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What kind of physical therapy treatment is done for neck nerve irritation? Please help

What kind of physical therapy  treatment is done for neck nerve irritation? Please help

There are variations: But it will focus on strengthening, range of motion increase and teaching proper mechanics and posture. You can read more about it at: www.Spine-health.Com hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Yes: There are many chiropractic offices that also provide physical therapy techniques and modalities (TENS, Ultrasound therapy, etc.) If combined with exercises and proper home care instructions, this therapy can be very viable. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Yes: Muscular disorders is a general term and this could mean muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle damage or atrophy, muscle spasm, tightness etc. All of these symptoms would be amenable to physical therapy although the techniques pt goals would differ depending on the condition. ...Read more

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What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

Depends on a number: of factors, which your Spinal surgeon should be able to discuss with you. See a Spinal surgeon so as to get properly get Diagnosed and management would then be initiated for you. Good luck. ...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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How is physical therapy used in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck?

How is physical therapy used in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck?

Very effective: In general, the goals of back pain exercises and physical therapy are to decrease back pain, increase function, and provide education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences. ...Read more

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Will i need physical therapy after hip resurfacing? Will i need ongoing treatment such as physical therapy after my hip resurfacing procedure? .

Will i need physical therapy after hip resurfacing? Will i need ongoing treatment such as physical therapy after my hip resurfacing procedure?

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PT: Physical therapy is very beneficial to aid your recovery after hip resurfacing. Your orthopaedic surgeon can prescribe the pt for you. Regular participation in therapy and independent exercises will help facilitate your recovery. ...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


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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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