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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Overview)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order to improve sciatica symptoms.


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
1,009 doctors shared insights

Physical Therapy (Overview)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order to improve sciatica symptoms.


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What should I expect from physical therapy?

What should I expect from physical therapy?

Depends!: It depends on what your doctor ordered. I generally prescribe an exercise program to stretch and strengthen the back (the therapist instructs you in this), plus general fitness (aerobic exercise). The therapist may use other techniques, but in the end you should be able to do the exercise program on your own. ...Read more

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How exactly does physical therapy work?

Improve function: The goal of physical therapy is to restore function of affected parts of the body. It requires passive or active mobilization of groups of muscles or soft tissue ( tendons, ligaments )and treatment of the inflammation with different exercises, movements, technics or machines. They use heat or cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound waves, weights, massage or others. ...Read more

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Question about physical therapy for an injury? Covered by workmens comp or insurance?

Question about physical therapy for an injury? Covered by workmens comp or insurance?

Need to make claim: Physical therapy may or may not be part of treatment after an injury. To have it covered by workmens comp, first you would need to make a claim of a work related injury thru your employer and have that claim be accepted as a work related injury. Then, work with the physician you are seeing for the injury to determine the best course of treatment. Physical therapy might be needed. ...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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When do you know physical therapy should be continued or ended?

Follow your doctor's: Recommendations. If you feel like you are not benefiting any longer, or after your goals have been reached, then it may be time to stop. Ensure your learn some home exercise programs which you can be doing if you stop formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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What would be the recommended timeline for speech and physical therapy?

Depends: Speech and physical therapists will work with a patient towards acheiving short and long term goals. They will base their treatment on continuing to make progress towards these established goals. The therapies are usually completed when the patient has achieved their goals or progress has plateaued insurance policies may impose limitations on the total number of therapy visits in a calendar year. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy painful?

Is physical therapy painful?

Not necessarily: Some pt may be uncomfortable at times but most of the time it is not. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of physical therapy for someone with a disability?

Many: Physical therapy can help with strength and conditioning in a safe manner, and make more progress, faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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