Top
20
Doctor insights on: Osteomalacia And Its Physiotherapy Management

Share
1

1
What is the physiotherapy management for patients with epilepsy?

What is the physiotherapy management for patients with epilepsy?

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

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
3,580 Doctors shared insights

Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


2

2
How is osteomalacia diagnosed?

How is osteomalacia diagnosed?

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

3

3
Is physiotherapy invented by the west?

Is physiotherapy invented by the west?

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

4

4
What are considered well accepted benefits and risks for physiotherapy.?

Lots more pluses: Than minuses. See your doctor, get a diagnosis and therapy prescription and go. The results are correlated to how much work you put in, and compliance with your home exercise program. It's also been shown that having faith in your therapist will improve your outcome. ...Read more

5

5
Can osteomalacia cause cancer?

Can osteomalacia cause cancer?

Osteomalacia: Is bone softening due to lack of vitamin d, or activation of vitamin d. There is no correlation with cancer. The role of cancer prevention and vitamin d is not a solved issue. ...Read more

6

6
How do you do chest physiotherapy?

How do you do chest physiotherapy?

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

8

8
What causes infants to be born with osteomalacia?

What causes infants to be born with osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia: Means soft bones and refers to a failure of boney matrix to appropriately ossify, or form healthy calcified bone. Some genetic predispositions. ...Read more

9

9
I need to know what's water physiotherapy used for?

I need to know what's water physiotherapy used for?

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

10

10
Does physiotherapy help in partial supraspinatus tear?

Does physiotherapy help in partial supraspinatus tear?

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

11

11
Does osteomalacia cause cancer? Please, need some answers?

Does osteomalacia cause cancer? Please, need some answers?

No, not at all: Osteomalacia is weak bones due to calcium and vitamin-D deficiency It is easy to control it with above medicines. It is entirely benign and does not cause Cancer. ...Read more

12

12
What are the differences between physiotherapy and osteopathy?

What are the differences between physiotherapy and osteopathy?

Big difference: 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

13

13
Which medical conditions that water physiotherapy is used for?

Arthritis.: Water therapy can be very beneficial for many different forms of arthritis. It can be helpful with almost all joint related problems. See your physician who can recommend the appropriate activities for your specific issue. ...Read more

14

14
Will physiotherapy help if my TFCC injury still hurts after 2 months?

Will physiotherapy help if my TFCC injury still hurts after 2 months?

Yes: After proper initial treatment physiotherapy can help with recovery ...Read more

15

15
Image of what is the difference between osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

Image of what is the difference between osteoporosis and osteomalacia?

Osteomalacia...: Osteomalacia is softening of the bones due to inadequate mineralization of bone. Many of the effects of the disease overlap with osteoporosis, but the two diseases are different. ...Read more

16

16
On a t.E.N.S. Machine (used in physiotherapy) what is the significance of the mhz and safety rating?

Pain or muscles: Tens is for blocking pain, ems is for stimulating muscles. Tens applied at high frequency (>50 hz) with an intensity below motor contraction or low frequency (<10 hz) with an intensity that produces motor contraction. Benefit of tens for pain is controversial. ...Read more

17

17
So if I am teenager I need calcium so does that mean I stop eat whole grain as I may suffer from osteomalacia?

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

18

18
Heard conflicting advise on calcium dosage for men. What is optimum dose if I have diabetes, osteoperosis & osteomalacia but normal calcium levels?

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

19

19
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

20

20
What is this job called physiotherapy?

What is this job called physiotherapy?

Physical Therapy.: Same thing, different names depending on country you practice. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
3,247 Doctors shared insights

Physiotherapy (Definition)

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