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Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Anterior discetomy and fusion physical therapy protocol?

Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities will vary. Because of the long period of convalescence after a fusion like this, patients usually have compromised stamina, so treatment may include exercise to improve core strength. This is a good place to learn more: http://tinyurl. Com/p2z8ud. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

Strengthening, etc: The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening. Hip replacement patients should focus on walking, abductor and gluteal strengthening, while knee replacement patients should focus on range of motion of the knee, quadriceps strengthening program. ...Read more

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What is the physical therapy protocol in treatment of a total hip replacement?

What is the physical therapy protocol in treatment of a total hip replacement?

Walking and more: Physical therapy is central to recovery. Standing and walking, with assistance, is usually started within 24 hrs. Beyond that, specific therapy protocols are tailored to the individual patient. In general, exercises are chosen to strengthen and stretch muscles like stair climbing and bending. Cycling and swimming, not running, are often introduced within months. Talk with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Which is the physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Which is the physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Post THA PT protocol: It depend on the type of approach you had for your total hip. You should consult with your surgeon and physical therapist to determine the correct protocol. ...Read more

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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Lots of exercise: You will need to strengthen the muscles around your hip. You will lift it in multiple directions, and walk on it ("weight bear") to get used to the new conditions. You may get on a stationary bike to aid in motion. You may have some motion precautions in the early stages, depending on the surgeon's approach to the hip. ...Read more

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What are some rehab or physical therapy exercises for a torn rotator cuff?

What are some rehab or physical therapy exercises for a torn rotator cuff?

Rotator cuff: Posture principle of the shoulder is key. Can begin with "scapular stabilization" exercises and progress to rotator cuff exercises including "thrower 10" exercises. Google or bing the above for pictures and descriptions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

Only location of Svc: Inpatient physical therapy is performed on patients admitted to the hospital, whereas outpatient therapy is performed on patients that are not admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

Location of service: Inpatient physcial therapy is done when the patient is kept overnight in a hospital or rehabilitation facility and typically with other therapies will add up to 3 hours of therapy a day. Outpatient physcial therapy is when the patient is at home and travels to the facility for therapy, usually about 30-60 minutes of treamtment. ...Read more

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I dislocated my patella twice in 4 months after doing physical therapy the first time. Should surgery be the main treatment or should rehab?

I dislocated my patella twice in 4 months after doing physical therapy the first time. Should surgery be the main treatment or should rehab?

Rehab before surgery: You're describing a recurrent patella dislocation syndrome. Rehabilitation is always preferred prior to surgery. In the meantime, use of a knee sleeve with a lateral buttress might discourage the knee from dislocating during sport play. Surgery does not always solve the problem. Seek out a competent Orthopedic specialist for advice and persistent problems. ...Read more

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How long after arthroplasty until rehab or physical therapy can begin? How soon does physical therapy begin after arthroplasty? .

How long after arthroplasty until rehab or physical therapy can begin? How soon does physical therapy begin after arthroplasty? .

Within days: This varies based on your orthopedist, however most surgeons start physical therapy within days. This is because the small incisions used to perform arthroplasty help minimize tissue trauma. The reason there is variability however, is because each persons surgey is different. The more extensive the repair, for example if it involved key ligaments in your knee, the longer your orthopedist may wait. ...Read more

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How to know if I have to do physical therapy/rehab for a sprained knee?

How to know if I have to do physical therapy/rehab for a sprained knee?

Loss of motion.: If you have any loss of motion, strength or have a sense of weakness with the knee, then you will benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have a hamstring tendon avulsion. I've had physical therapy, but after six months it continues to hurt. What are my rehab options?

I have a hamstring tendon avulsion. I've had physical therapy, but after six months it continues to hurt. What are my rehab options?

Eccentric training: The best evidence comes from norway which would suggest eccentric strengthening program where your hamstrings work while they are getting longer.....Example is kneeling then slowly lean forward. ...Read more

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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more

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I had a shoulder arthroscopy and I didn't complete physical therapy. Are there exercises I can do to make it better?

I had a shoulder arthroscopy and I didn't complete physical therapy. Are there exercises I can do to make it better?

Yes: When surgery was done and what procedures were performed would determine the type of exercises to do. Typically 4-6 weeks I immobilization with simple passive exercises followed by progression to active assisted, and the active motion. After 10-12 weeks strengthening can commence. This is based on rotator cuff repair. ...Read more

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I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!

I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!

No simple answer: Neck pain from an accident can have multiple potential causes. Pt is a great place to get started, but there are plenty of other conservative treatments to consider. Surgery for neck pain without any spinal instability is very ineffective. I would ask to be evaluated by a spine/pain specialists to discuss the situation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my right ankle for almost four years now. It has steadily gotten worse I went to physical therapy for a while and it didn't help?

I have had pain in my right ankle for almost four years now. It has steadily gotten worse I went to physical therapy for a while and it didn't help?

Ankle Aches: It sounds like you've had an unresolved injury. Chronic ankle sprains do exist whereby the ligamentous structures are too lax and never regain their original strength even with physical therapy. As a result pain will be an issue since you're constantly stressing the joints. A consult with a podiatric surgeon make be your best option for relief. It may also be time for more imaging to help. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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