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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 husband lost the use of his legs rather quickly, we are bafled as to what the problem is. He is taking physical therapy without much success. We were told he did not have a stroke and that it might be nurological.
Neurologist: Your husband needs a thorough evaluation by a neurologist to identify the problem. Conditions that come to mind are stroke, multiple sclerosis, tumors, cord compression, nerve injury, muscle problems. His clinical exam will allow your physician to narrow down the list. There are tests that can be done to look for specific conditions. In unusual cases, being at a large medical center by be better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What is the importance of physical therapy for joint health in patients who are immobilized for an extended time?
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
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