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Limb Loss Physical Therapists
Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists are all considered necessary if stroke?
Yes: Whole team is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals with heath-related problems and injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform daily functional activities. Physical therapists create plans with techniques that help individuals restore their ability to move, reduce ...Read more
Can patients (age 12) with autism and seizure disorder experience gains in cognitive and social function post seizure activity?
Seizure/Autism: Sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?
Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...Read more
OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Physical therapy is very helpful for lymphedema, especially if the therapist is trained in lymphatic drainage. Physical therapists may do gentle lymphatic massage, wrap or tape the swollen arm, break-up scar tissue and lymphatic cords, and teach you techniques for home care of lymphedema. They may also measure you for a compression sleeve and/or glove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy. Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an osteopath provide any additional benefits vs. A physiotherapist with wrist instability / loss of range of motion from weightlifting injuries. ?
Many: Ice and elevation is paramount. Then rest, compression and crutches. Following this, gentle stretching, and proprioception exercises are used. Good taping and strapping are improtant. Proper immobilizaiton will be use. Other modalities may be used but these are the main ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Cerebral palsy by convention implies an injury to specific areas of the brain controlling motor movements.If other brain areas are affected by the same event, other issues can be linked.This includes more likelihood of seizures, learning, etc. The milder the CP the less likely other areas that control speech, personality, learning, etc. But it is still possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start slow: I would start slow by something like walking for thirty minuites 5 times a week. As you became used to that- you can work a little harder. ...Read more
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What specific nerves/cells would be seriously damaged if you have complete loss of feelings emotions empathy inhibitions loss of electrical changes ?
Difficult to answer: The frontal lobes of the brain are responsible for inhibition and personality. An injury to this part of the brain could result in less inhibition and personality changes. This could also be do to a hormonal imbalance and not due to neuronal injury. I recommend you see your primary care physician for these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What physcian speciality performs a range of motion test? Related to arthritis for purposes of social secuirty disability.
Your : Your primary care provider should be able to do this. However if you are under the care of a rheumatologist your doctor may defer to the specialist. All the best. ...Read more
Monitors of progress: Therapists can be a critical resource for teaching good rehabilitation skills and habits, but they only see patients several times per week. You are always your own best therapist once a basic understanding is obtained. The therapist really monitors your progress recovering from your injury. ...Read more
Please clarify: Please, clarify what condition you are dealing with and perhaps someone can give you some helpful information. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Are physical therapists allowed to work as consultants outside of a hospital or clinical setting?
Both: They work at both places depanding on the needs. ...Read more
Who Can't?: Most certainly physical therapists can and do make or at least verify diagnosis daily. I have relied on the expertise of physical therapists to confirm or add to my initial diagnosis on hundreds of patients. If you are asking if they can legally initiate an opinion as a diagnosis, That would better be answered by the states licensing act for physical therapists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Typically a fracture requires no stress along the area until healing is complete. Physical therapy will be limited to what they can do because of this. They would have to treat it with static form a therapy in which they do not manipulate the area physically. If they do then the area would never heal. Some you laser therapy/ultrasound to encourgae bone healing or tens unit to control edema/pain. ...Read more
Where can I find a list of doctors/physical therapists that do functional rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon Ruptures?
What do physical therapists do for patients who are experiencing drops of blood pressure in upright position after prolonged bed rest?
Physical therapists: had surgery month ago, left me with left outer thigh burning pain, tingling&numbness.
Can physical therapists tell if a torn ligament in the ankle is heeled without an mri? 2 months after pt, therapist says its heeled but it still hurts
Let try to help: Clinical exam, swelling and pain, the ligament could healed in two month especially with grade I and II. Having some pain means to me still residual injury should accessed by what ever means your Doctor recommend. ...Read more
I've had front & backrib pain for 5 mo now, cat san ultrasound xrays blood test urine test, i've been 2/2 chiropractors, two physical therapists now ?
I have had pressure in the back of the eye that radiates to. The back of the neck for almost two years. Have seen many doctors physical therapists, neurologist all to no avail. ?
A physical therapist: A physical therapist serves a crucial function by educating the patient along with the prescribing physician on how best to monitor for tolerance and fit of the prosthesis, assess any joint or functional limitations that may require additional therapy and most importantly will provide for mobility and gait training as you acclimate to prosthetic use. Equipment needs will also be assessed. ...Read more
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