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Occupational/physical therapy --what is difference?

Occupational/physical therapy --what is difference?

In brief: They way our wonderful therapists at jefferson university hospital in philadelphia explain it to the incoming resident class: physical therapists work on making sure you can walk or get across the room. Occupational therapists make sure you can dress and wash yourself before you walk across the room. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (Definition)

Physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that limit a person's ability to take care of themselves, work, or participate in society. In other words, it focuses on medical problems that affect how people move, walk, or interact with each other (most commonly muscle, bone, ...Read more


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What is the difference between physical and occupational therapy?

What is the difference between physical and occupational therapy?

Specialization: In general terms, occupational therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy. Pts may focus on treating an injury and healing the body. Ots focus on assisting the patient with daily activities/occupations. It can be activities like self care (eating, cleaning, dressing, cooking), mobility (opening doors, using equipment), or work (keyboard, work station, operating work tools). ...Read more

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Are there any other treatments for lissencephaly other than physical and occupational therapy I should know of for my 4 month old baby?

Are there any other treatments for lissencephaly other than physical and occupational therapy I should know of for my 4 month old baby?

No treatments: He will likely need speech therapy as he gets older. He needs a good pediatric neurologist and a geneticist. A Developmental Pediatrician may also be helpful. I would find a primary care pediatrician who has experience in caring for kids with chronic illness. I see the complex kids in my practice every 3 months. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Which out of nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or diagnostic radiography should I apply for?

Career: No one can answer that question except you! Learn as much as you can about each field, talk to people who are in it, and figure out which one, if any,interests you and suits your lifestyle and goals. Good luck in whatever you choose. ...Read more

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Why should I go to physical therapy?

Why should I go to physical therapy?

Training : A good physical therapist will evaluate physical problems and design a plan of care that addresses the specific problems a person is facing. They will also help you learn exercises appropriately to prevent further damage. A good pt program will also teach the exercises or activities to do at home to prevent problems in the future. ...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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How can water physical therapy work?

How can water physical therapy work?

Less stress on joint: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be helpful with weakness and arthritis. The temperature of the water can help with pain relief. The water also provides a buoyant environment to allow for less strength and stress to move muscles. This can be helpful to allow for weak muscles to move easier in water than on land. ...Read more

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Is water physical therapy effective?

Is water physical therapy effective?

Can be: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be very effective, especially when we want to minimize weight bearing but want to maintain resistance. It is also a very effective form of exercise for those who have difficulty with full weight bearing. ...Read more

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What is aquatic physical therapy exactly?

What is aquatic physical therapy exactly?

Pool therapy: Aquatic therapy combines the advantages of buoyancy from being in the water with standard physical therapy principles used on "dry land." water also gives the additional benefit of providing a graduated resistance to movement, whereby the more force applied to move through the water, the more resistance felt by the patient doing the moving. ...Read more

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What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

PT varies: Physical therapy for TMJ should be used with caution and a sufferer should really be evaluated prior to using home remedies. The cause (source, ) duration and severity of the tmj/tmd symptoms must be understood to know what pt can be most effective. Pt and its effects varies from person to person and can also vary from days to months. See a specialist and take the guessing away. ...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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How does psychology apply to physical therapy?

Motivation: Psychology involves the emotional part of ourself to any activity or situation. In this case, physical therapy. From motivation to commitment to positive thoughts about success of treatment, how we think and feel about an event or situation has a lot to do with its success. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip( lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more

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What are some good colleges for physical therapy?

I agree with this: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/physical-therapy-rankings

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Please describe a good physical therapy equipment?

Please describe a good physical therapy equipment?

No equipment: The best physical therapy involves posture and activity reeducation, stretching, strengthening and working on the floor, with mars balls and rubberbands. You don't need any fancy equipment, just a good therapist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (Definition)

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is, by definition, the administration of oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. There are many indications for this type of treatment: radiation injuries, wounds related to diabetes or poor circulation, and others. Hbot is delivered in 1 of 2 ways: a monochamber (1 patient at a time) or a multichamber (more than 1 patient). The ...Read more


Dr. Timothy Silver
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Physical Medicine (Definition)

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is a field of study in which a doctor trains to become a specialist in the problems of recovery after injuries, paralysis, or amputations, in addition to sports injuries and work injuries. PM&R doctors are called physiatrists (not to be confuses with psychiatrists, who are specialists in mental ...Read more