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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

Dr. Craig Morton
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Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (Definition)

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


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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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Whats occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Whats occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

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

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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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Can physical therapists perform surgery?

Can physical therapists perform surgery?

No: No, physical therapy cannot, and should not, perform surgery. Surgery is way beyond the scope of their practice. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises after bunion surgery?

Physical therapy exercises after bunion surgery?

Yes: They are good...Range of motion for motion, and then modalities to decrease any swelling. ...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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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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Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Focus: Occupational medicine focuses on return to work. Physical medicine and rehabilitation is much more diverse. Some specialists in pmr do occupational medicine, but many have other focuses like pain management, brain injury, spinal cord injury or pediatrics to name a few. ...Read more

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At home ankle physical therapy exersices?

At home ankle physical therapy exersices?

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 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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Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

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

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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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Do blind rehabilitation centers help each coping skills?

Do blind rehabilitation centers help each  coping skills?

Sometimes: Low vision rehab is variable from place to place. It is clear that a person must be okay with their vision before any meaningful progress can be made with the rehab process. ...Read more

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Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Are hospital-sponsored senior programs beneficial?

Yes: Boredom for seniors can be a risk factor. Plus it's a nice way to make friends. ...Read more

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How does a drug rehab program work?

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Rehab: Thorough assessment is done during intake, then u will be involved in counseling & group therapy sessions (aa/na) to help u maintain sobriety & prevent relapse. ...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 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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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?

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?

Is physical rehabilitation painful?

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

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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?

Can be a benefit: Children with Down Syndrome are hypotonic - floppy. Looks like weakness but is not. Physical therapy is helpful, giving you direction in exercises and activities that can stimulate motor skills. Early intervention is certainly worth while. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me how good is a physiotherapy program?

Can you tell me how good is a physiotherapy program?

Physiotherapy: The best way to tell a good physiotherapy program is by its results. Your therapist should help you to develop a program to address your condition/injury. Regular participation in therapy can often help you recover from injury or illness. ...Read more

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What is the difference between physical medicine and physiotherapy?

What is the difference between physical medicine and physiotherapy?

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

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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 more

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What kind of physical rehabilitation would be good for a leg that has had a bypass due to a popliteal aneurysm?

Dr. Laura Pak Dr. Pak
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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 more

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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

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

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How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

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 more

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How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 months, if not responding may require arthroscopy. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alcohol Abuse Programs (Definition)

Alcohol abuse programs provide services to individuals who struggle to end their dependence on drinking. A well-known alcohol abuse program is Alcoholics Anonymous, an organization of men and women who share their experiences and hope with one another regarding their struggles with alcohol. These programs provide support for individuals to achieve the shared ...Read more


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Cardiac Rehabilitation (Definition)

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