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Doctor insights on: Physical Therapy For Bell's Palsy

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What does a physical therapist do on a child with cerebral palsy?

What does a physical therapist do on a child with cerebral palsy?

Encourage developmen: Children with cerebral palsy have delay in their motor development. Physical therapists work to help encourage motor development through exercises, stretching, bracing and use of special techniques like functional electrical stimuation and kinesiotaping. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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How helpful is hyperberic oxygen therapy for cerebral palsy ans autism?

How helpful is hyperberic oxygen therapy for cerebral palsy ans autism?

The very small : Amount of literature out there is between absolutely no effect and ambivalent when compared to sham air. So, there is no proof it works. I am all for anything that might help, but too many people spend the little bit of life savings they have on these therapies with false guarantees and I do not think that it appropriate. Hbot is good for many things, CP and autism are not them. ...Read more

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Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

A child with a head: size < 5th%ile for age + developmental delays needs evaluations for genetic & other medical causes by a pediatric neurologist & a developmental/ /behavioral pediatrician. Your state Early Intervention Program provides PT & other needed therapies from birth-3. If 3-5, call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Apply for SSI & Medicaid funds. ...Read more

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How do physicians diagnose bell s palsy vs stroke?

How do physicians diagnose bell s palsy vs stroke?

Scary: Yes, it can be alarming. Isolated paralysis of crania nerve 7 leading to one-sided facial paralysis is bell's palsy. Stroke rarely causes just this. There may be recent or remote history of cold sore or herpetic gingivostomatitis with bell's. ...Read more

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Would acupuncture help for progressive bulbar palsy?

Would acupuncture help for progressive bulbar palsy?

Unlikely: Acupuncture may be useful for pain, however, and could be used as palliation, but will have no effect whatsoever on progressive bulbar palsy, a variation of classical motor neuron disease. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for patient with cerebal palsy with hemiparesis?

Is there surgery for patient with cerebal palsy with hemiparesis?

No.: But that doesn't mean some new form of therapy is on the horizon. Neurosciences is definitely one of the most exciting fields today; it will lead to more close understanding of how our brains get as screwed up as they are, and then hopefully how to screw them on straight. Hurrah to my daughter, arielle, who is to become chief resident of neurology at nyu. ...Read more

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Are there any good rehab techniques for children with erb duchenne palsy?

Are there any good rehab techniques for children with erb duchenne palsy?

Yes: The main goal is to promote muscle lengthening, normal range of motion and hand-eye coordination; these are most effective if performed during infancy. Gentle stretching and passive range of motion exercises can be used. Most compensatory adaptation of movement the child tries to use should be discouraged, and normal movement encouraged. Check w/ a physiatrist or osteopathic doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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How is rehabilitation modified for amputees with other injuries?

How is rehabilitation modified for amputees with other injuries?

Rehabilitation: A qualified ot/pt can modify a rehabilitation program to be suitable for just about any patient. The program depends on the amputation (limb and level of amputation) and the goal desired for rehabilitation of the other injuries. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

What is the proper treatment for progressive supranuclear palsy?

The right doctor: I believe it is important to be seen by a movement disorders neurologist for this neurodegenerative disease. This is a very difficult disease to treat. A patient may need very high doses of levodopa. Oftentimes issues such as feeding tubes are at the fore. A specialist will have more experience dealing with this rare disease and may have other options (i.e. Clinical trials) available. ...Read more

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Spastic cerebral palsy, what will be the treatment?

Botox: Agree with dr lotfi.In addition, some severe cases improve with Botox injections to relive the tightness, allowing more flexibility. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative treatment like homeopathy for sixth carnial nerve palsy..

Is there any alternative treatment like homeopathy for sixth carnial nerve palsy..

Yes, try homeopathy: Homeopathy certainly has the potential of helping sixth cranial nerve palsy. It is important to find a knowledgeable and skilled homeopath, but, fortunately, many of the best homeopaths in the world are in india. ...Read more

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What is better for arthritis and nerve damage, cold laser therapy or seeing a physcial therapist?

What is better for arthritis and nerve damage, cold laser therapy or seeing a physcial therapist?

Both can have roles.: There can be a place for both therapies. Physical therapy is always good for arthritis because motion will help you not get stiff. The important thing is to do the therapy and exercises at home even if you are not at the rehab center. Cold laser can be useful when battling other "non traditional" infections and toxins that can lead to neuropathies and pain. ...Read more

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What is the physical therapy for a neck sprain?

What is the physical therapy for a neck sprain?

Physical therapy: Progressive stretch, strengthening, rom, modalities, stabilization.

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Is hand spasm normal for people with cerebral palsy?

Likely: Spasm may be common in some types of cp. Newer treatments may be botox. In addition to seeing a neurologist and physiatrist. ...Read more

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Is possible for progressive supranuclear palsy to be cured / get better?

Is possible for progressive supranuclear palsy to be cured / get better?

Good Rx, but no cure: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx & watch for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for psp patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or clozaril. Remember, response is variable, but worthwhile. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for spinocerebellum ataxia with traits of parkinsons? My mother is 44 years old and is undergoing physiotherapy and yoga.

Is there a cure for spinocerebellum ataxia with traits of parkinsons? My mother is 44 years old and is undergoing physiotherapy and yoga.

No: For adults use of canes and walkers to prevent falls, home modifications (e.g., grab bars, raised toilet seats, and ramps) for mobility, weighted eating utensils and dressing hooks for independence, speech therapy and communication devices for those with dysarthria, and feeding assessment for those with dysphagia; low-vision aids and mobility training for those with visual impairment. ...Read more

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Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy. Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for cerebral palsy?

What's the treatment for cerebral palsy?

Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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