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What is physical therapy like after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

What is physical therapy like after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

This can range from: None with just home exercises such as walking progressing to stretching and core strengthening over a few weeks to full activities by 12 weeks to a guided pt program basically providing the same with the addition of modalities such as heat, ultrasound, massage and muscle stimulation and reinforcement and encouragement. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and ...Read more


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What? Physical therapy is required after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

What? Physical therapy is required after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

Maybe, maybe not: If physical therapy is required after your surgery, slow stretching and strengthening exercises will be employed.
Nothing too strenuous will be used.
Those exercises to help you with activities of daily living and restoration of function is important. ...Read more

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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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What are good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

What are good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Before beginning. ..: Before beginning rehab for a shoulder dislocation, you should be evaluated (minimum of exam and x-rays by a qualified physician) to rule out injuries, such as a fracture, that require early surgical intervention. If cleared, a rehab program, including scapulothoracic stabilization and balanced rotator cuff strengthening, under the guidance of a pt or atc may be safely instituted and progressed. ...Read more

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Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

Could anybody suggest any good physical therapy exercises after a shoulder dislocation?

You need therapist: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip (lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for the deltoid?

What are some physical therapy exercises for the deltoid?

Many: Front and lateral shoulder raises work the anterior and medial deltoid. Certain rows work the posterior deltoid. Use a resistance band or a very light weight and don't over do. You really need someone to teach you this stuff in person, hands on, so you don't get injured. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a finger?

Different ones: There are different exercises depending on what finger and what joint was involved. Using a tennis ball to squeeze is a good basic exercise. ...Read more

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What are good physical therapy exercises for fingers?

What are good physical therapy exercises for fingers?

Stress ball: Squeeze a stress ball or tennis ball for 5 minutes per day. Opening and closing your hands and fingers widely will help to stretch. There's also a grip strengthening device you can buy at most sporting goods stores. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise or physical therapy is for diabetics?

What kind of exercise or physical therapy is for diabetics?

Exercise: A combination of a cardiovascular and resistance program would be used. The exact exercised would be based on age, obesity, type of impairment, cost, and specific likes and dislikes of the person. ...Read more

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What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

Graded program: Pt for rotator cuff problems usually start out with assisted exercises to decrease pain while gradually increasing the exercises to improve painless range of motion. Once painless range of motion has been achieved specific exercises to strengthen the rotatorcuff muscles are started and then finally sports specific exercises depending on what type of sport the person would like to go back to. ...Read more

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How can I perform back and neck exercises for neck physical therapy?

See below: Check these websites out for some excellent at home neck and back exercises:

http://www. Des. Umd. Edu/os/erg/neck. Html

http://www. Des. Umd. Edu/os/erg/back. Html. ...Read more

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How to do for loosen broken ankles in terms of physical therapy exercises?

How to do for loosen broken ankles in terms of physical therapy exercises?

Many: Assuming your physician has allowed exercises to begin for your fracture, there are many exercises to work on range of motion and strengthening. Sometimes aqua therapy is recommended for motion and to help decrease swelling and weight on the limb during healing. Your physician should give you specific exercises to perform or refer you to a physical therapist for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I do simple physical therapy exercises at home to strengthen the knees?

How can I do simple physical therapy exercises at home to strengthen the knees?

Knee strength: Short arc and straight leg strengthening of quads and hams, rotate outward slr to work vmo, progress as tolerated to lunges & squats, but be careful. ...Read more

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What about exercise, walking, physical therapy (after microdiscectomy- I was operated 4days ago)?

What about exercise, walking, physical therapy (after microdiscectomy- I was operated 4days ago)?

These are the quest-: Ions to be asked from your surgeon as he (she) would be the best person to answer.
So contact the surgeon.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Getting physical therapy on neck for my migraines. The stretches are giving me migraines. Do I continue through or ask for different exercises?

Getting physical therapy on neck for my migraines. The stretches are giving me migraines. Do I continue through or ask for different exercises?

Stop and redirect: If the physical therapy is making you worse you need clarification and continuing may or may not be wise. A good rule is stop, discuss with your physician, but be certain the diagnosis is correct. This may not be migraien but a different tuype of headache. Ask your physiciasn to have you see a neurologist. You may need imaging including X-ray, CT and/or MRI. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for game keeper's thumb?

Not much: Unfortunately there is not a lot of therapy for a gamekeeper or skiers thumb. If it is not severe then a period of splinting for 3 to 6 weeks can be used followed by motion exercises. If it is severe, and an orthopedist must determine that, then surgery s treatment of choice. ...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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How are physical therapy exercises on a plane undertaken?

How are physical therapy exercises on a plane undertaken?

Seated or standing.: What type of injury are you rehabilitating. There are seated isometric exercises for the neck and back as well as some to prevent circulatory issues. There are simple standing stretches you could do in the aisle for back or leg pain. ...Read more

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What exercises using weights pulleys in the physical therapy?

Discuss...: Discuss with your physical therapist about your exercises and what their purpose is. Best of luck in therapy! ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises that can reduce the risk of bedsores?

None: There are no specific exercises that prevent bed sores. Bed sores are caused by pressure on the skin in people who are immobile. When mobile people feel pressure in certain areas of their bodies they move around to alleviate the pressure. In immobile people, they need to be helped to do this by others. Turning a person from side to back to side every 2 hours helps. Special beds can help. ...Read more

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Can spondylolisthesis grade 1-2 be treated through physical therapy, lifestyle, or exercise?

Can spondylolisthesis grade 1-2 be treated through physical therapy, lifestyle, or exercise?

Conservative rx: Spondylolysis break in posterior element, pars, of vertebrae. Bilateral frxs can result in listhesis, of vertebra forward. Gr1&2 slip mild usually do not cause serious symptoms. Idiopathic, traumatic, dysplastic formsFurther degree of slip can cause pain and neurologic sxs from compression on nerves. Conservative therapy for mild forms without surgery usual rx. Rest and strengthening core muscles. ...Read more

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What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

Highly individual: Many, if not most, patients will benefit from physical therapy as part of conservative therapy for a herniated cervical disc. Pain control medicines, muscle relaxants & anti-inflammatories are first line. Physical therapists can instruct in avoiding painful positions & appropriate exercise as well as treat with ice/heat, traction, ultrasound, TENS, bracing. Home therapy follows after a few sessions ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

Repair: Torn meniscus cartilages should be saved if at all possible. While exercising with a bike and a pool are usually safe, repair is preferred. ...Read more

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What are good physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

What are good physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

After we care of: Torn portion, then we exercise, physical therapy after a meniscal tear focuses on strengthening the muscles of your upper leg, calf and hip, which all work to support the knee. See the picture please. ...Read more

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What physical therapy exercises are appropriate for weak knees?

What physical therapy exercises are appropriate for weak knees?

Quadriceps strength: Weak knees usually refer to weak quadriceps. Simple straight leg raises and wall sits are great exercises you can do under he supervision of a therapist as well as on your own between therapy visits. Stationary bikes, swimming, short arc squats, leg extension against resistance are all additional exercises often used to strengthen the quadriceps. ...Read more

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What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

Focus on quadriceps: Straight leg raises and quadriceps contractions are usually allowed and warranted to eventually allow for crutch free ambulation. Of course your specific injury and/or surgical intervention will ultimately dictate what you should do during your recovery. Your treating physician should be the best source of information for your specific knee injury. ...Read more

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What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

Many: Physical therapy and rehab exercises for tears of the meniscus will vary based on the severity of the injury, so check with your physical therapist or doctor for specifics. In general, any exercise that strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and hips will be beneficial, as will ones that improve balance (proprioceptive exercises), flexibility, and range of motion. ...Read more

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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more


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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more