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Physical Therapy Exercises After A Laminectomy
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
Depends.......: Depend upon the type of injury it rnges from 2-3 weeks to 12-16 weeks. ...Read more
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.
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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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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