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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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Will physical therapy hurt?

Will physical therapy hurt?

Not usually: It is designed to help and regain normal motion and position. After surgery or an injury there may be some pain as you start your therapy ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy ultrasound benefit an injury?

How can physical therapy ultrasound benefit an injury?

Increase temperature: Ultrasonic rays increase the local temperature of the area where it is applied. It's well known that heat is antiinflamatory. The acronym that may be used for this is "prish" for pain, redness, immobility (loss of function), swelling and heat. ...Read more

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Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Yes: There are many chiropractic offices that also provide physical therapy techniques and modalities (TENS, Ultrasound therapy, etc.) If combined with exercises and proper home care instructions, this therapy can be very viable. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy help for piriformis syndrome?

Will physical therapy help for piriformis syndrome?

Yes: It will help strengthen and increase range of motion in the area. Also can provide stretching and ultrasound to help with the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

Can physical therapy improve symptoms of lymphedema?

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 more

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Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

there are indication: That many people have gotten excellent relief with ozone and accompanying that with physical therapy can be beneficial. Prolotherapy is also excellent to use and ozone offers additional benefits with prolotherapy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org 4 information and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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What physical therapy to help scoliosis?

What physical therapy to help scoliosis?

PT for scoliosis: Therapy is all about improving core muscles to reduce or slow down the scoliosis. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

Multiple ways: Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation. They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Can physical therapy help with sacroiliac joint dysfunction?

Yes: The pt will use various heat modalities and start a program of "pelvic stabilization exercizes". ...Read more

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Will physical therapy help my tmj?

Yes, short term: Pt is a great adjunct to treatment that relaxes muscles. The problem is that a failure to correct the bite to support that muscle relaxation allows the muscles to quickly assume their original tense state. ...Read more

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Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Deoends: Technically, there is not one syndrome called "groin syndrome." groin pain can result from adductor tendonitis, a sports hernia, an inguinal hernia, hip joint problems, osteitis pubis, pubic bone stress fractures & pelvic nerve problems...Just to name a few. Physical therapy can be helpful for tendonitis, some hip joint issues & sports hernias, but it's always best to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What physical therapy techniques can be used with ankle injuries?

What physical therapy techniques can be used with ankle injuries?

It would depend: On the injury. Physical therapy can consist of range of motion excercises, muscle power excercises. It can consist of reduction of swelling, breaking up adhesions. Therapists have equipment like galvanic stimulation, ultrasound machines, lasers etc. ...Read more

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How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

Many : Both are therapists (not physicians) that work to improve overall function in different ways. Occupational therapist work primarily to improve functional activities such as bathing or dressing. The physical therapists tent to treat physical problems affecting mobility (walking). There are many more differences and overlap between what they do (too long to detail here). ...Read more

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Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

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 more

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How to find orthopedist to evaluate and treat cervical muscle spasm with physical therapy? May be causing nummular headache according to neurologist.

Not nummular: Nummular headache is considered to be inflammation of a branch of the trigeminal nerve in the scalp. The headache is highly localized, doesn't move around, and typically sharp. Usually a small area (hence the name. ... Coin-sized area). I do not see how a muscle spam in the neck (far away from scalp) could cause a highly localized nerve problem. More likely, you have two separate problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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