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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. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


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Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

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

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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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My grandma is almost 4 yrs bedridden since she suffered her 3rd stroke. Would a physical therapy still help her move / walk again?

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

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Do people with sports injuries make up the majority of physical therapy patients?

Do people with sports injuries make up the majority of physical therapy patients?

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 more

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I observe majority of people are asymmetrical walking- 1 foot >everted than other. Why is physical therapy always forcing symmetry in patients?

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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What types of physical therapy should patients do after hip osteoarthritis?

What types of physical therapy should patients do after hip osteoarthritis?

Stretching: Stretching and strengthening are generally the best to help with arthritis of a joint. This doesn't "cure" the arthritis but a strong & flexible joint is better able to tolerate problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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