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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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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

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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What physical therapy to help scoliosis?

What physical therapy to help scoliosis?

PT for scoliosis: Therapy is all about improving core muscles to reduce or slow down the scoliosis. ...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 physical therapy help for piriformis syndrome?

Will physical therapy help for piriformis syndrome?

Yes: It will help strengthen and increase range of motion in the area. Also can provide stretching and ultrasound to help with the inflammation. ...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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Are there homeopathic and/or physical therapy treatments for spinal stenosis?

Surely...: There are a number of remedies for spinal stenosis; but none are miracle cures! check with your primary care physician before starting any new treatments/supplements; you may also need a good orthopedist and some imaging studies(xray, mri, etc) to obtain a baseline for the degree of your 'stenosis'. Physical therapy can help as well. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

PT varies: Physical therapy for TMJ should be used with caution and a sufferer should really be evaluated prior to using home remedies. The cause (source, ) duration and severity of the tmj/tmd symptoms must be understood to know what pt can be most effective. Pt and its effects varies from person to person and can also vary from days to months. See a specialist and take the guessing away. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

Multiple ways: Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation. They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program. ...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 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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Can physical therapy help treat rotator cuff disorders?

Yes: Physical therapy and time generally can do wonders for most rotator cuff problems. However , if you are not making any progress you need to see an orthopedic surgeon to help better define and treat your shoulder problem. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy help my tmj?

Yes, short term: Pt is a great adjunct to treatment that relaxes muscles. The problem is that a failure to correct the bite to support that muscle relaxation allows the muscles to quickly assume their original tense state. ...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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Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Deoends: Technically, there is not one syndrome called "groin syndrome." groin pain can result from adductor tendonitis, a sports hernia, an inguinal hernia, hip joint problems, osteitis pubis, pubic bone stress fractures & pelvic nerve problems...Just to name a few. Physical therapy can be helpful for tendonitis, some hip joint issues & sports hernias, but it's always best to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 5 months ago and am only now seeking treatment. Is physical therapy an option or is surgery necessary?

I sprained my ankle 5 months ago and am only now seeking treatment. Is physical therapy an option or is surgery necessary?

Therapy: The most common treatment remains therapy. If the ligaments are chronically stretched out, and you remain unstable despite , then therapy may become an option ...Read more

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Is physical therapy a better option ?Than chiropractic care?

Most times: Physical therapy is more rooted in science than most chiropractic care. Certainly there is very little evidence to support manipulation and endless visits for adjustments. Ultimately, however it is important to find someone with experience and both pt and chiro are dependent on the skill of the individual. ...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