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Dr. Ronald Epstein
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Physical Therapists (Definition)

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


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What therapists use movement therapy?

What therapists use movement therapy?

Yoga, tai-chi: All forms of physical therapies incorporate movements into their work-rehab regimens, but i assume you are referring to more artistic/relaxation/balance training therapies suc as yo-ga, tai-chi, dance therapy etc..There are many forms/schools of thoughts. Do your own research and find out what works for you. Eat well, sleep well, exercise regularly, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

No, not usually.: They can be separately licensed and work in the capacity of an OT, and then can diagnose. Usually, they treat based upon the needs of an individual, which follows from the diagnose gleaned elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are some communication disorders (slp)?

What are some communication disorders (slp)?

As DSM 5: According to DSM V: Communication Disorders include-Language disorder, lSpeech and sound disorders, Childhood onset Flluency Dsorder (stuttering), Social Communciation Disorders, and unspecified Communiciation Disorder. In some case Autistic Spectrum disorders included. ...Read more

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Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?

Psychologist: Your need long term psychological counselling, behaviour modifications, group therapy. Please get help from a psycholigist. ...Read more

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Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches ?

Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches ?

YEs: General anxiety disorder as you know can be very debilating. But before you write this off as anxiety see your doctor who will likely tell you that muscle twitches can be related to yourproblem ...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 chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Can chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Definition: A neurologist is an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, requiring the graduation from an accredited medical school, and at least 4 post graduate years of training in diseases of the nervous system. Neurologists have some training in psychiatry, but for psychosis, it is best to have a psychiatrist involved. ...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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Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read more

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Could therapy, psychiatry, and or psychology work?

Could therapy, psychiatry, and or psychology work?

Therapy work?: The data is very strong that therapy helps people. Equally, psychiatric medication also helps people. The data is also clear for many significant emotional problems when medications and therapy are combined the effect is even more powerful. ...Read more

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Are there differences between a physical therapist and a sports physical therapist?

Are there differences between a physical therapist and a sports physical therapist?

More specialized!: Both therapist recieve the same basic training, but the sports therapist focuses on sports injuries and associated rehabilitation. They are usually part of a team which takes care of athletes, composed of orthopaedic surgeons and athletic trainers. ...Read more

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Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Do people with asperger's disorder usually suffer from motor-coordination skills problems?

Asperger's: Yes. Gross motor difficulties are common but not in all cases. Clay marzon, #1 surfer in the world is aspie. So it depends. Here is an overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Can physical therapists perform surgery?

Can physical therapists perform surgery?

No: No, physical therapy cannot, and should not, perform surgery. Surgery is way beyond the scope of their practice. ...Read more

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What are some behavior disorders related to learning disabilities?

What are some behavior disorders related to learning disabilities?

Anxiety: Is often found in kids and teens with learning disabilities , as they have found school frustrating and not as rewarding as children without learning difficulties. ...Read more

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Do osteopaths and physical therapists work together?

Do osteopaths and physical therapists work together?

Wisely yes: Once an osteopathic physician makes a diagnosis the treatment plan often calls for physical therapy treatments. ...Read more

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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

Dr. Shawn Cassady
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Movement Disorder (Definition)

These are a category of diseases that focus around either too much or too little movement. Some are benign such as a benign essential tremor, and some are quite serious ...Read more