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Doctor insights on: Osteoporosis Physical Rehabilitation Programs

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Which type of artial arts training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

Which type of artial arts training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

Depends: Any exercise program should take into consideration what you are rehabilitating from. Back and neck sprains should be treated differently than post-spine fusions. The key is to start slow and build incrementally. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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In physical rehabilitation is strength important?

In physical rehabilitation is strength important?

Yes : A good physical rehabilitation plan will target the specific problems present and often include strengthening and stretching muscles. The program should be designed to treat the specific problem present. ...Read more

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What type of core training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

What type of core training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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Is physical rehabilitation painful?

Not always: Physical rehabilitation is a general term for a group of treatments that are used for a variety of medical problems. Examples would be teaching someone to walk again with a stroke or amputation, rehabbing someone after a total knee or hip replacement, strengthening the muscles of an elderly person with weakness or hundreds of other conditions. It is not necessarily painful however can be at times. ...Read more

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Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

Why are individuals who have severe physical disabilities (non weight bearing) more prone to osteoporosis or osteopenia?

If don't use it ....: Lack of force applied to bone over time causes loss of mass and strength: simular to muscle. ...Read more

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Does someone physically suffer with osteoporosis?

Does someone physically suffer with osteoporosis?

Often: People with osteoporosis are much more likely to have fractures, especially of the hip, wrist, arm, and ankle. These fractures are painful and can lead to loss of muscle mass, pneumonia, and additional injuries while trying to recover. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

Light weights: Weight training is beneficial for osteoporosis. Light weights, higher reps, focusing on the weight bearing joints especially is beneficial. Focus on the legs, as people tend to fracture the hips, and focus on the core to protect the spine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout a physical examination, a patient has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, hypertension, and hirsutism. th?

Can you tell me if throughout a physical examination, a patient has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, hypertension, and hirsutism. th?

Possible.: Hirsutism is the excessive hairiness on women in those parts of the body where terminal hair does not normally occur or is minimal and can be seen on a physical. Hypertension is measured with a blood pressure cuff, usually 2 or more elevated blood pressures. Osteoporosis is trickier, but could be diagnosed with a thorough history and physical, without DEXA scan. ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis ( T-score 3.5). My physical therapist advices me to lift heavy weights (20 kg) while bending forward and on my trunk, am i at risk?

I have osteoporosis ( T-score 3.5). My physical therapist advices me to lift heavy weights (20 kg) while bending forward and on my trunk, am i at risk?

Osteoporosis: Exercise program for osteoporosis should be extension based and avoidance of weighted flexion exercises is advised. Flexion exercises put you at risk for compression fracture. Should emphasize neutral spine and extension based exercises. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Physical Rehabilitation (Definition)

Physical rehabilitation programs provide physical therapy to aid those recovering ...Read more