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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.


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Will physical therapy hurt?

Will physical therapy hurt?

Not usually: It is designed to help and regain normal motion and position. After surgery or an injury there may be some pain as you start your therapy ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
1,021 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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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 risks of physical therapy?

What are risks of physical therapy?

Beware: 1) getting pushed and progressed too aggressively 2) getting passive modalities (hooked up to machines) and abandoned while the therapist pays attention to other clients. ...Read more

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Why should I go to physical therapy?

Why should I go to physical therapy?

Training : A good physical therapist will evaluate physical problems and design a plan of care that addresses the specific problems a person is facing. They will also help you learn exercises appropriately to prevent further damage. A good pt program will also teach the exercises or activities to do at home to prevent problems in the future. ...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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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 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

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How can I get an early start in physical therapy?

Home Program: Physical therapy is normally started as early as possible in an injury. A home program is the start of a physical therapy program and can be initiated at the prescribing doctor's office. This can include some form of bracing/taping, some form of anti-inflammatory like icing or contrast bathing, some form of exercises, and some form of exercises. Dr rich blake. ...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