Doctor insights on:
How Much Physical Therapy Is Required For Patients With Stroke
Surely: Use of physical therapy, and occupational therapy highly beneficial for post-stroke rehabilitation, and should be continued as outpt, at least twice weekly for about 3-4 months ideally. Orthotic devices to enhance function may be needed, so enquire about these. Botox may help limb spasticity. Pool assisted exercise might be an approach if patient very weakened. ...Read more
My grandma is almost 4 yrs bedridden since she suffered her 3rd stroke. Would a physical therapy still help her move / walk again?
Yes for many reasons: Physical therapy is an important factor in recovery from a stroke. The brain has an amazing ability to change its "brain maps" to allow for some form of recovery. Unfortunately, i can not answer the question whether she would walk again as I do not know enough about her past history to comment with any degree of certainty. ...Read more
In a word NO.: Pt offices are a mix of patients with many different issues. Exclusive sports pt offices exist but they are usually in or associated with a sports program such as a college athletic department. In general sports injuries probably make up 30% of all injuries. Pt's see post-surgical patients from trauma, fractures, falls, strokes, heart surgery, general surgery, hand injuries, work injuries, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the importance of physical therapy for joint health in patients who are immobilized for an extended time?
Not mandatory: depends on the surgeon;s preferences.Get a more detailed answer ›
I observe majority of people are asymmetrical walking- 1 foot >everted than other. Why is physical therapy always forcing symmetry in patients?
Body is assymetrical: The body is assymetrical to some extent. I don't think a goal of pt is forced symmetry. Perhaps your observations are not entirely correct. Are they based on barefoot gait on level surfaces? Do the subjects have any other problems such as limb length inequality? Random observations are sometimes anecdotal and the # of samples involved may be too small to draw any conclusions from. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How much physical therapy is required after knee replacement surgery?
- Physical therapy exercises for stroke patients
- Physical therapy techniques used for stroke patients
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Physical therapy for stroke patients with right hemiplegia
- Occupational therapy tools for stroke patients
- Occupational therapy techniques for stroke patients
- Occupational therapy goals for stroke patients
- Talk to a urgent care specialist online for free