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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


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Can physical therapists perform surgery?

Can physical therapists perform surgery?

No: No, physical therapy cannot, and should not, perform surgery. Surgery is way beyond the scope of their practice. ...Read more

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Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Whats occupational medicine vs physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Focus: Occupational medicine focuses on return to work. Physical medicine and rehabilitation is much more diverse. Some specialists in pmr do occupational medicine, but many have other focuses like pain management, brain injury, spinal cord injury or pediatrics to name a few. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more

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Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

Ozone therapy and physical therapy combined work for lumber bulged discs?

there are indication: That many people have gotten excellent relief with ozone and accompanying that with physical therapy can be beneficial. Prolotherapy is also excellent to use and ozone offers additional benefits with prolotherapy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org 4 information and to find a doctor. ...Read more

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Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Will all occupational therapy programs become doctorates like PT programs did?

Not sure: But I found a good link on the internet that might have the answers you are looking for. AOTA The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. . Check it out. ...Read more

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Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read more

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How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

How are an occupational therapist and a physical therapist different?

Many : Both are therapists (not physicians) that work to improve overall function in different ways. Occupational therapist work primarily to improve functional activities such as bathing or dressing. The physical therapists tent to treat physical problems affecting mobility (walking). There are many more differences and overlap between what they do (too long to detail here). ...Read more

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Is physical therapy necessary before ACL surgery?

Is physical therapy necessary before ACL surgery?

Goal: normal motion: Prior to ACL reconstructive surgery, it is advisable to have a knee that is "ready for surgery". Ideally this means the initial swelling and stiffness have resolved, quadriceps (thigh muscle) strength has returned, and most importantly- full knee motion is regained. Maximization of these three variables preoperatively help limit the morbidity of surgery. Physical therapy can help this process. ...Read more

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Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

Yes: Psychiatrists can provide the full range of therapies in addition to medication management. There are some out there that still do psychoanalysis, as well as many of the newer therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy and others. It may take internet searches or referrals to find them, however. ...Read more

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What does ocs certification in physical therapy mean?

Well trained!: Ocs(orthopedic clinical specialist) means that the p.T. Has achieved a higher level of training; and has a certain level of expertise above and beyond the base certification. It means you are in 'good hands'; literally. ...Read more

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Whats occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Whats occupational medicine/physical medicine and rehabilitation?

REad below: Physical medicine and rehabilition (pm&r) concerns bringing a person to his or her individual highest level of function regardless of the underlying illness or disability. Most pm&r speicialists (physicatrist) specialise in particular disorders such as spinal cord or brain injury, nerve injury or musculosckeletal injury, or occupational health, or children's physical problems. ...Read more

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Could therapy, psychiatry, and or psychology work?

Could therapy, psychiatry, and or psychology work?

Therapy work?: The data is very strong that therapy helps people. Equally, psychiatric medication also helps people. The data is also clear for many significant emotional problems when medications and therapy are combined the effect is even more powerful. ...Read more

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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

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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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Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Is a formal physical therapy program necessary after total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis?

Yes.: Physical therapy is necessary to restore range of motion, strength and function to your shoulder. It is also important in minimizing the risk of developing a frozen shoulder post-operatively. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

Do occupational therapists make mental health diagnostics?

No, not usually.: They can be separately licensed and work in the capacity of an OT, and then can diagnose. Usually, they treat based upon the needs of an individual, which follows from the diagnose gleaned elsewhere. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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