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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


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Would you say it is standard for drug rehabilitation facilities to test the patient for hiv?

Would you say it is standard for drug rehabilitation facilities to test the patient for hiv?

Likely: Drug use is a high risk activity for HIV infection, among other infections. Cdc recommends testing everybody for hiv. ...Read more

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What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

Stroke: You have to be more specific - sabotage? Sounds like "goldfinger" is out to get you and only "james bond" can help. If you mean not covered by insurance - then this is becoming a reality with new healthcare these days. As stroke patient are regarded as not economically viable to society and hence dollars are not spent on them. Its rationed care-the new order of the day. ...Read more

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Can cardiac rehabilitation make a difference for patients?

Can cardiac rehabilitation make a difference for patients?

Sure it can: Modifying your risk factors by changing your diet, exercising, stopping smoking, loosing weight, etc. Of course can make a difference. The value of preventive medicine should not be underestimated. ...Read more

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Are rehab centers/hospitals reluctant to accept a patient that has had a brain bleed?

Are rehab centers/hospitals reluctant to accept a patient that has had a brain bleed?

Depends : Hi, it all depends on when the bleed happened, if it is still bleeding and what is the likelihood of a rebleed. It takes time for blood to not be see on imaging, thus this should not by itself limit placement. ...Read more

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What patients can benefit from cardiac rehab?

What patients can benefit from cardiac rehab?

See below: Patients who have had a heart attack, angioplasty & stent, bypass surgery, and valve replacement are candidates for cardiac rehab. Also patients with angina pectoris (chest pain) who are treated with medical therapy would benefit from rehab. ...Read more

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Can cardiac rehab make a difference for patients?

Yes: It improves symptoms and outcomes - both demonstrated in many studies. ...Read more

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Any good sites on rehabilitation of patients after broken hips?

Any good sites on rehabilitation of patients after broken hips?

Yes and no: Hip fracture is usually treated with either pinning or a partial hip replacement (hemi arthroplasty) depending on where anatomically the fracture is and how extensive. In either scenario, the bone is ready to be weight bearing immediately, but the muscles must heal. Often an older person will find recovery more difficult than a younger; only because they start out less physically fit and strong. ...Read more

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What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Healthy: Low is saturated fat ( less than 10% of all calories) high in unsaturated fats 10-15% of all calories complex carbohydrates with whole grains, legumes fresh fruits and vegetables as 65% of the calories in the diet. Protein from fish, lean meats, etc as 10-20% of the diet. Aim for 5-7 fresh fruits and vegetables a day and 20-30 g of fiber a day. ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Anaerobic & aerobic: The exact exercises will depend on a number of factors. These include the exercise options at the facility, types of instructors, equipment, etc. However, the program itself should include both anerobic or resistance training like weights for strength as well as some activities aimed at increasing aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more

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What is play therapy and could help my patients with their rehabilitation?

What is play therapy and could help my patients with their rehabilitation?

An approach for kids: Play therapy covers a wide array of interventions often used especially with younger children as a way of engaging them and getting information indirectly about what is bothering them. There is not a single form of play therapy, and it can be used in many ways from just providing structure to the session to actually being a key part of therapy itself. ...Read more

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How is cardiac rehabilitation developed for a patient?

How is cardiac rehabilitation developed for a patient?

Stress test: Usually if the patient has had a heart attack for instance, a stress test is done first. This allows the doctor to recommend the level of exercise and the heart rate which is safe. The program itself consists of supervised exercise and teaching regarding diet and risk factor modification. ...Read more

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How long will a patient with a broken pelvis stay in rehab?

How long will a patient with a broken pelvis stay in rehab?

Depends: The length of recovery will depend on the location and severity of the fracture. Did it require surgery? A patient may be in rehab for only a week, or several months. ...Read more

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What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Cardiac rehab: A baseline treadmill stress test is useful to provide an exercise prescription. This helps tell us the boundaries that can be safely set for an exercise workload for a particular patient. This will vary from patient to patient. It is also something that we can measure progress against over time. ...Read more

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Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Relaxation: Relaxation techniques are excellent for dealing with responses to psychological stressors so as to blunt the physiologic chemical response to such a stimulus thus decreasing the "flight or fight" increase in heart rate and blood pressure inherent to such. ...Read more

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What rehabilitation or support options are available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Many: Patient centered websites- head neck cancer alliance (headandneck.Org) or sponc (spohnc.Org) can give info on local support groups, treatments & trials. Rehab options include reconstruction (speech devices, plastic surgery); medications for dry mouth, appetite stimulation, chronic pain; exercises for swallowing & lymphedema; nutrition and psychosocial services are available at doctors offfices. ...Read more

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Im a spinal cord patient t4-t7, how good is doing swimming rehab?

Im a spinal cord patient t4-t7, how good is doing swimming rehab?

Not good enough....: Aquatic (swimming) rehab may be very beneficial to a t4-t7 spinal cord patient. Combination of both land and water based rehabilitation is likely to produce better outcomes than water based alone. ...Read more