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Hamstring Rehabilitation Program
Rest, gradual return: A torn muscle needs time to heal, and should be rested for at least 2 weeks. After that, be gentle - very slowly begin gentle stretches and low impact exercises. It is very easy to re-injure the muscle if you overdo it! a significant tear in the muscle will take 6-8 weeks before you can get back to a strenuous level of activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aquatic exercise: Check the local community or senior center. Swim , water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 3 or more days per week then add a few minutes to the program once a week. Don't over do it. Slow but steady wins the race. ...Read more
Standard total knee recovery: Zimmer’s nexgen® complete knee solution lps-flex fixed bearing knee is a type of total knee implant. Zimmer states that it is the first knee approved for 155 degrees of flexion. You can expect a 1-3 day hospital stay. Depending on your surgeon's preference...You usually work with physical therapy in the inpatient stay and after discharge will require some sort of continued pt. I tell all my patients that swelling and sensation of fullness my be normal for several months after surgery. The specific rehab program that you need will depend on your preoperative activity level and your expectations for activity after knee replacement. Tka surgery is very successful in regards to pain relief of arthritis pain. ...Read more
What tips do you have for people going through rehabilitation programs after getting a serious injury?
Depends: recommendations might vary depending on the kind of injury sustained. For instance, a spinal cord injury patient is prone to venous thrombosis so dvt prophylaxis should be in place. They also have neurogenic bowel and bladder so proper training and use of medications at times is needed. They have to be teached on repositioning to avoid decub ulcers, etc. If other problem like tbi then tx varies ...Read more
What is the initial intake process like when a person just gets to a drug rehabilitation program for the first time ever?
DeTox happens 1st: After you come into most rehabs, you will go through a period of detox. This is often the scariest and least comfortable part, but it is necessary, and will be done with medical supervision, which is safer. Don't be afraid. Continuing to use is a death sentence. Deciding to get clean is the first step toward new life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phase 1, 2 and 3: Phase 1 occurs in hospital, where patients are introduced to risk factor modification. Phase 2 is outpatient supervised exercise (with telemetry monitors on you) and lasts 12 weeks/ 36 sessions (nothing magic about the number, it's just that's how medicare and insurances pay). Phase 3, it's individual rehabilitation, continuing on without monitoring and usually paying a small out of pocket fee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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