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How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

Depends: As with most things, the length of the therapy depends on the type, extent and severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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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 often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

How often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

Immediate and contin: I can not emphasize enough to begin immediately and do it on your own to prevent contractures and strengthen muscles to rehab yourself. ...Read more

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When is surgery the appropriate therapy for people with bone complications?

When is surgery the appropriate therapy for people with bone complications?

Ask the surgeon: The timing of any surgery is up to the operating surgeon, primary care physcian; and the patient. ...Read more

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What types of physical therapy might be used for a stroke patient?

What types of physical therapy might be used for a stroke patient?

To be determinated: It depends the class of stroke , the territories affected and the lesions observed. ...Read more

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How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

Fair to good: i have seen some studies showing benefit from tms therapy for many forms of anxiety. in my practice, ssri therapy is far better and insurances rarely cover tms therapy which present another obstacle. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy for dizziness and confusion?

How effective is physical therapy for dizziness and confusion?

It's Not: Physical therapy deals with your skeletal-muscular system. It may even have some impact on your peripheral neurological system. Dizziness and confusion are mediated by your central nervous system or brain. ...Read more

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When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy? For pulmonary HTN Is it according to condition or age?What else?

When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy? For pulmonary HTN
Is it according to condition or age?What else?

Pulmonary HTN: Treatment of pulmonary is a stepwise approach depending on the severity and progression: it proceeds from medications by mouth, to intravenous medications to oxygen to surgery including septostomy and possible valve surgery. The best approach is to have these therapies administered by a cardiologist ...Read more

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When to have valve surgery replacement for treatment? Also oxygen therapy? For pulmonary HTN Is it according to condition or age?

Valve surgery: The timing of heart valve surgery depends on which valve is involved, the nature of the valve problem, and other cardiac and medical factors. Some left heart valve problems can cause damage to the lung circulation and right side of the heart (such as pulmonary hypertension.) Consultation with a cardiologist or cardiac surgeon experienced at treating valves should define your options. ...Read more

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Which drugs are mostly recomended to start therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Is quinidine a good chioce?

Which drugs are mostly recomended to start therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Is quinidine a good chioce?

Atrial fibrillation: Quinidine is only rarely used any more. We older doctors learned years ago that we killed some folks with it. There are more recent and safer drugs that we use now. Talk to your doctor to discuss if you have afib, a cloud doctor shouldn't be advising you without knowing your situation. ...Read more

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How much time is required for someone who is diagnosed with type II diabetes to begin experiencing nerve problems?

How much time is required for someone who is diagnosed with type II diabetes to begin experiencing nerve problems?

It varies.: Some people with diabetes never get neuropathy (nerve damage). Some people may have had neuropathy for several years before they develop diabetes. Working to keep blood sugars under control can reduce the risk for developing neuropathy, or delay it or make it less severe. ...Read more

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How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?

How long can a person with pancreatic cancer be expected to live without surgery and only with chemo therapy ?

Depends: This really depends on the patient's given clinical situtation including the extent of their disease, other illness that he/she may already have, and their performance status (how well they can or can not do things on their own) but a rough estimate would be about a year. ...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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Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ?

Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ?

How much time for PT: Hi how much time is appropriate for physical therapy for trismus after radical neck surgery for buccal cancer ? ANS: My assessment is that the PT person will do what is best for you as they know you best. ...Read more

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What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

Pool?: I recommend exercises that maximize mobility with as little stress on the joints as possible. Pool (aquatic) therapy is great for this. The classes are also a wonderful social experience, and most insurances will cover this with proper documentation. ...Read more

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Is tms indicated for someone with long term chronic general anxiety and social anxiety ?

TMS for Depression: Primarily indicated for depression that is refractory to adequite pharmacotherapy i.e., proper dose levels & adequate time on drug;. ...Read more

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What therapy is offered for people un recovery after a joint replacement?

What therapy is offered for people un recovery after a joint replacement?

Structured: Therapy after joint replacement is very structured and started almost immediately after surgery. Depending on the joint, usually a cpm (continuous passive motion) machine is utilized to help maintain range of motion. Later, resistance exercises are started to build/maintain strength. Check with your orthopedist for your specific situation. ...Read more

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How is writing therapy beneficial for a person?

How is writing therapy beneficial for a person?

Many ways: Writing helps us organize and collect our thoughts and feelings. Different parts of the brain are engaged when we speak vs. Write, and sometimes the act of committing our internal dialogue to the written word is very helpful. Also, documenting our emotional process from time to time to go back and examine can be a useful way to gauge progress. ...Read more

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How effective is physical exercise for treating stroke?

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How effective is physical exercise for treating stroke?

Use it of lose it: Think of physical exercise as a less formal physical & occupational therapy. We advocate for PT/OT to regain function loss as a result of stroke. While physical exercise may not address functional loss and "treat" stroke, most studies show lower risk of heart disease, stroke & death from regular physical exercise. So use it or lose it. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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