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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?
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
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