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Are there risks involved with cardiac rehabilitation programs?

Are there risks involved with cardiac rehabilitation programs?

Cardiac rehab: Cardiac rehabilitation is targeted to help minimize risks. For less stable patients, we monitor them during the exercise phase. The risks are pretty minimal but since patients have cardiac problems as the reason they are there, as the saying goes stuff happens.......But rarely. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Yes: As cardiac rehab involves supervised exercise and advising the patient as to what types of exercise can be done, the issure of sexual activity should be discussed with the patient. ...Read more

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Are there risks involved with cardiac rehab programs?

Are there risks involved with cardiac rehab programs?

Minimal: Cardiac rehab is conducted under EKG monitoring just like in a hospital. The majority of patients have undergone angioplasty/stent placement or bypass surgery. Such patients have been "revascularized." prior to being enrolled in rehab, a patient has a stress test to be certain there are no significant signs of ischemia (inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle). Rehab strengthens the heart. ...Read more

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Can you please describe intensive multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation?

Can you please describe intensive multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation?

Treat Whole person : This type of rehabilitation uses a team to help a person get back on their feet, functioning in life. It is headed by a physician to diagnose and treat medical issues, but includes others to help decrease barriers to treatments. Among others, this can include physical/occupational therapy, biofeedback, exercise, psychology, social work, etc. ...Read more

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What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

Hospital based: Typically, cardiac rehabilitation programs are based in hospitals. Rarely, an hmo or other similar organization may offer similar services. Likewise, sometimes community colleges or organizations like the ymca may have rehabilitation programs. These are usually for healthier people. ...Read more

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What professionals are involved in hip fracture rehabilitation?

What  professionals are involved in hip fracture rehabilitation?

See below: The first doctor is usually an orthopedist. After that physical therapists, occupational therapists, brace makers may also be involved. If the fracture requires extensive rehabilitation, sometimes a physiatrist ( a doctor of rehabilitation medicine) may also be involved. ...Read more

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Physical therapy of multiple rib fracture?

Physical therapy of multiple rib fracture?

My protocol: For my patients who have rib fracture surgery, I use immediate shoulder range of motion exercises and core stretching. Breathing exercises and incentive spirometer use is also key. ...Read more

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What are some cardiac rehabilitation exercises?

What are some cardiac rehabilitation exercises?

See below.: Treadmill and exercise bicycling are the most often utilized modalities. In addition hand weights are helpful for upper body conditioning. All exercise is monitored and supervised to achieve optimal intensity. ...Read more

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Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Not sure: But I found a good link on the internet that might have the answers you are looking for. AOTA The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. . Check it out. ...Read more

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What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

Not just execise: A nurse and an exercise physiologist evaluate a patient and assess what level of fitness they are and design a program to meet a pespecified goal. They are then given instuctions and meet with a class 2 or 3 times a week. While exrecisiin the pts are monitered and have there blood pressures and rythm checked prior to and after execise. Often dieticians will come and advise as well. ...Read more

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Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Probably not: By chemical testing if you mean biological monitoring for effects of workplace toxins, like lead, asbestos, etc., there's no point in doing this if a worker is not exposed to these substances by the nature of their work, even if the toxins exist somewhere else in the workplace. If you mean drug testing, this is a matter of company policy as it pertains to the drug free workplace act. ...Read more

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What are some good rehab excersises for cervical spine injuries?

What are some good rehab excersises for cervical spine injuries?

Varies: Specific exercises will vary depending on your cerival spine injury. However, exercises that focus on proper posture of the spine, interscapular strengthening and core strengthening wil help support the spine and reduce forces to the injury. Make sure to have an evaluation from a physician and a physical therapist first to customize your program. ...Read more

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Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read more

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What's aphasia rehabilitation or therapy?

What's aphasia rehabilitation or therapy?

Language therapy: In the most basic terms aphasia rehabilitation seeks to restore the ability of a person to put words together for speaking (generate language) and/or understand language as a result of a brain problem. This is different from problems speaking when the parts of the throat that generate the voice sounds are not functioning properly. ...Read more

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What physical therapy techniques are used in ankle injuries?

What physical therapy techniques are used in ankle injuries?

Many: Ice and elevation is paramount. Then rest, compression and crutches. Following this, gentle stretching, and proprioception exercises are used. Good taping and strapping are improtant. Proper immobilizaiton will be use. Other modalities may be used but these are the main ones. ...Read more

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What is involved in a routine cardiac rehabilitation therapy visit?

What is involved in a routine cardiac rehabilitation therapy visit?

See below: Heart rehabilitation is a program that is called to retrain a failed heart muscle to help it regain some of its basic functions - contractility, relaxation etc. It usually includes certain cardiovascular and other types of exercises in graduated fashion to help the heart muscle build up its strength. ...Read more

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Is there any programs aimed at elders to rehabilitate dementia, Alzheimer's etc?

Is there any programs aimed at elders to rehabilitate dementia, Alzheimer's etc?

Few: There are some programs that claim that they can improve cognitive function of persons with dementia but they have not been proven to be effective. ...Read more

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What are some techniques in physical therapy for disc herniation?

What are some techniques in physical therapy for disc herniation?

Depends: Usually stretching and range of motion. There are very specific programs for therapy in disc herniation. Some are flexion exercises, some are extention exercises. A lot would depend on the level of the disc, the symptoms, your general condition and health and the presscription given by your doctor. Some therapist use computer guided machines very specific to the rehabilitation of the back. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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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