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What is difference between physical medicine n rehabilitation n physiotherapy?

What is difference between physical medicine n rehabilitation n physiotherapy?

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 more

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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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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

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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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7months baby(Down Syndrome).Rehabilitation center recomend(Physiotherapy+Early intervention),anther centr said always Down Synd dont need Physiotherpy?

7months baby(Down Syndrome).Rehabilitation center recomend(Physiotherapy+Early intervention),anther centr said always Down Synd dont need Physiotherpy?

Get PT: Your baby with Down Syndrome should receive Early Ontervention and Physiotherapy services. DS infants have decreased muscle tone and need this therapy to overcome this issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after a sprained ankle should you start a physical therapy program?

How long after a sprained ankle should you start a physical therapy program?

Immediately: Starting physical therapy immediately following a sprained ankle can expedite the healing response and get you back to function quicker. Our initial treatments would incorporate soft tissue techniques to decrease swelling, improve tissue quality and maintain mobility. We would strengthen the surrounding muscles to help stabilize the ankle. ...Read more

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Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Yes.: Physical therapy is necessary to restore range of motion, strength and function to your shoulder. It is also important in minimizing the risk of developing a frozen shoulder post-operatively. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

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


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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