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Physical medicine and rehabilitation or physiatry is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that limit a person's ability to take care of themselves, work, or participate in society. In other words, it focuses on medical problems that affect how people move, walk, or interact with each other (most commonly muscle, bone, ...Read more
Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists are all considered necessary if stroke?
Yes: Whole team is.Get a more detailed answer ›
REad below: Physical medicine and rehabilition (pm&r) concerns bringing a person to his or her individual highest level of function regardless of the underlying illness or disability. Most pm&r speicialists (physicatrist) specialise in particular disorders such as spinal cord or brain injury, nerve injury or musculosckeletal injury, or occupational health, or children's physical problems. ...Read more
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core too!: Besides the calf stretching and ankle proprioception exercises- alphabets/bosu- which are vital, a good core strengthening program will help prevent re-injury in the future. Planks, bridges, are useful single leg balance on uneven surfaces (foam, towel, etc) helps with both core strength and proprioception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In my opinion: Yes. You want someone to be able to put a lot of energy and expertise into this type of program, to the benefit of all involved. ...Read more
Typically not: Talk therapy is something provided by a mental health counselor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MD vs PT: Physical medicine & rehabilitation is a specialty of medicine, so that is a doctor of medicine. Physiotherapy is a clinical specialty of a therapist, physical therapist. Typically the doctor orders the type of therapy needed to be done and the therapist will actually work with you on this order of exercise. The two specialities are interlinked and work together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Shouldn't be: Rehabilitation is highly individualized and customizable. Should be done in a way to minimize pain and improve function. Rehabilitation after surgery or with certain conditions can be a little uncomfortable however. If rehabilitation is too painful you should always discuss with your therapist and dr. ...Read more
I hyperextended my knee 3 weeks ago I can walk around normally but I don't have full range of motion should I go through physical rehabilitation?
7months baby(Down Syndrome).Rehabilitation center recomend(Physiotherapy+Early intervention),anther centr said always Down Synd dont need Physiotherpy?
Have lumbar arthritis/ddd& desiccation. Been in physical therapy for 18mos. Cant do home program for >1 month due to pain. How long can this be used?
As long as you : Are getting benefit from it and making progress you theoretically can continue. Who will pay for it is a different story. Becoming independent is the ultimate goal you should strive for by doing your own home exercises and incorporating what you've learned from your formal pt sessions. Just because you have plateaued doesn't mean you shouldn't continue independently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical therapy: Physical medicine is a state of the medical arts that is practiced by doctors who specialize in medical management of many disorders e.g. Pain management, spinal disorders, etc. Physical therapy is the type of therapy prescribed by doctors in order to help many canditions e.g. Musculo-skeletal problems, pain problems etc. The therapy is done by physical therapist who are licensed to do this ...Read more
Physical medicine is branch of medicine without pills . Is it true? It is same as physiotherapy? Pls advice
No: Physical medicine (and rehabilitation) specialists, called physiatrists, are specialists treating many conditions and injuries, e.G, spinal conditions, strokes, pediatric cases, geriatric problems, neuromuscular conditions. Some times we use medicines in combination with physiotherapy to help the patient. Physiotherapists treat injuries. Physiatrists make diagnoses and write orders for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of physical rehabilitation would be good for a leg that has had a bypass due to a popliteal aneurysm?
Walking: Many times, supervised physical therapy can be helpful after surgery to build strength and balance and reduce pain. Walking or using a stationary bike can be a great way to start because they are low impact exercises which can really help with reducing swelling and increasing range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a cerebral stroke 2 yrs ago..didnt have any physical impairement.now legs tremble after walking.. does she need physiotherapy??
Hi. I’m only 18 and it’s terrifying to have spondylolisthesis. I want to know if it can be reversed through effective physical therapy? What must I do
No: spondylolisthesis is a malalignment of vertebral bodies and requires surgery to correct if producing symptoms of cord compression. While physical therapy may strengthen muscles and alleviate symptoms somewhat, it does not cure the condition. See neurologist to assess for symptoms and whether surgery is required or not ...Read more
Central science: There will be a chemistry requirement for entry to training in physical therapy. Chemistry is basic to all of technology and to understanding the body. There will be little chemistry in your practice, but as a health care team member you will be a resource for others seeking accurate information. Chemistry unlocks everything else in science and you must be literate here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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After a major cardiac event your physician may refer you to cardiac rehabilitation. This is a course of physical therapy and education to reverse cardiovascular disease and deconditioning in a safe, monitored, and progressive pattern of arm, leg, and heart exercises. Typical equipment include treadmill, bicycle and arm bicycle. You learn a new lifestyle ...Read more
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