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Osteomalacia And Its Physiotherapy Management
PT for epilepsy:
Most people with epilepsy will not need PT.
Sometimes injuries occur during a seizure, such as shoulder dislocations, which PT would help.
Perhaps learning what to do for someone who has a seizure would be a good lesson. Http://www. Nhs. Uk/Livewell/Epilepsy/Pages/Ifyouseeaseizure. Aspx
Some people with epilepsy may have trouble walking, PT would be suitable for them. ...Read more
Osteomalacia: Osteomalacia is abnormal bone formation leading to softening of the bones. Abnormal bowing and increased fracture risk result. It is usually, but not always, due to vit D deficiency. There are multiple causes of vit D deficiency. Diagnosis based on clinical history, blood and urine tests, and characteristic X-ray findings. Sometimes bone biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more
In 460 BC: "physicians like hippocrates and later galenus are believed to have been the first practitioners of physical therapy, advocating massage, manual therapy techniques and hydrotherapy to treat people in 460 bc." according to wikipedia: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/physical_therapy. ...Read more
See below: Chest pt is usually performed by a respiratory therapist. It's purpose is to mobilize secretions that may be accumulating in the lungs. It involves deep breathing exercises, nebulizer treatments as well as various drainage procedures enhanced by moderate rhythmic tapping on the ribcage with the patient tilted somewhat upside down to get deep secretions out towards the mouth. ...Read more
Water physiotherapy: Water physiotherapy allows fpr movement of weight bearing joints without putting weight on them. It is also useful for stretching and engaging numerous muscles in your body for therapeutic and health reasons. ...Read more
Yes: Partial thickness (articular or bursal sided)rotator cuff tears esp. In someone only 27 yrs. Old may respond to a rotator cuff strengthening program.... If pain or weakness (or instability, possibly) worsen than arthroscopic debridement or repair (depending on the thickness of the tear) can be performed in conjunction w/ decompression or capsular plication. See an experienced shoulder specialist. ...Read more
Physiotherapy is an allied health profession with it's own school and certification process. They perform soft tissue work (ART), joint mobilization, some massage.
Osteopathy is type of medical school that trains doctors. They can complete a certified residency program, such as Orthopaedic Surgery or Cardiology. They come from a tradition of hands-on manual medicine, somewhat like chiropractice. ...Read more
Yes: After proper initial treatment physiotherapy can help with recovery ...Read more
On a t.E.N.S. Machine (used in physiotherapy) what is the significance of the mhz and safety rating?
So if I am teenager I need calcium so does that mean I stop eat whole grain as I may suffer from osteomalacia?
Need both: Teenagers need at least1200 mg of calcium/d, which is equivalent to 4 dairy servings or a combination of dairy and supplemental pills. If you do not get an average of 30 minutes of sun exposure daily, you should also supplement Vitamin D, as 70% of people in the northern US states have been found to be deficient. Vit D is needed for bones to use calcium. Whole grains are in breads, cereals, etc ...Read more
Heard conflicting advise on calcium dosage for men. What is optimum dose if I have diabetes, osteoperosis & osteomalacia but normal calcium levels?
Don't take calcium: You need to take sufficient vitamin d from sun or supplements to be in the high side of normal. This may require as much as 10, 000 units of vitamin d3 a day. Do not take calcium supplements. All healthy unprocessed food contains calcium and all the other necessary minerals like magnesium.And zinc that you need. Small doses of zinc blocks osteoclasts. Cadmium plays a role in all these problems. ...Read more
I have a stiff back for over a year now. I do exercises regularly which were taught to me by physiotherapy. Will my back be normal again before I die.
Re-evaluate: When you have persistent symptoms it is helpful to re-assess the root cause. First look at life style: nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress management. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Magnesium deficiency can lead to muscle stiffness. Topical magnesium oil might be helpful. Check 25-oh vit d. In the summer you can readily get from sun for 20 minutes between 11 and 1 with no sunscreen. ...Read more
It means a softening of the articular cartilage in joint. Usually mainly knee.
It may be inherited or traumatic, and you can't stop it. Protect your joint from stress as in lb/sq ". Jumping increases this a lot, even down a stair, off a tailgate etc.
Jogging is repetative trauma and can take it's toll
swimming is good exercise.
If swollen, gives out grinds, surg clean out may help smoothen it. ...Read more
Carpal Tunnel: The use of physiotherapy to include posture principle, splinting the wrist in a neutral position and opponens muscle stretching has been shown to change the results or nerve conduction studies of the carpal tunnel nerve. Should also determine if other source such as thyroid disease. Medications and injections may help as well. Bottom line is to try and eliminate the provocative cause of pressure. ...Read more
Osteomalacia: No. A Dexa detects osteoporosis, or decreased amount of bone matrix. Osteomalacia is an abnormal type of bone, soft bones, abnormal building process. You can have both osteoporosis/malacia, so DEXA is still done in the workup to measure the amount of bone. Vit D deficiency, GI disorders that cause malabsorption, kidney disease, liver disease, certain drugs... all are part of the differential. ...Read more
Yes and no: Normal bone growth and mineralization require adequate calcium and phosphate. Rickets refers to deficient mineralization at growth plates, whereas osteomalacia refers to same deficiency at bony matrix. They usually occur together, however, once growth plates have fused, only osteomalacia occurs. ...Read more
Depends: Sometimes physiotherapy will hurt. For instance, when doing rehab for a total knee replacement, pt can often be painful. But with time the pain gets better. The same is true when rehabbing an injury. Physical therapists are typically sensitive to your pain and will back off if pushing you too hard however, sometimes the pain is unavoidable if you are going to make progress. ...Read more
Physiotherapy: Yes, it can cause injuries, especially if exercises are not done correctly or if the improper exercises are done. But with the support of a good therapist, physiotherapy is very helpful in treating many conditions and regaining strength and function after surgery or illness. ...Read more