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Is physical therapy a better option ?Than chiropractic care?

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. 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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Physical therapy vs. Physiatry? Which is better for neck pains?

Physical therapy vs. Physiatry?  Which is better for neck pains?

Different: A physiatrist is a medical doctor who takes a history, reviews your records, & examines you to identify the source of your pain & give a medical diagnosis. A physical therapist can evaluate your neck and design therapies (stretching, strengthening, manual therapy, heat, traction, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization). Best to get a diagnosis first, them customize therapy for the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Can you use chiropractic manipulation as a good additional treatment to physical therapy?

Yes: There are many chiropractic offices that also provide physical therapy techniques and modalities (TENS, Ultrasound therapy, etc.) If combined with exercises and proper home care instructions, this therapy can be very viable. ...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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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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Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Yes: Muscular disorders is a general term and this could mean muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle damage or atrophy, muscle spasm, tightness etc. All of these symptoms would be amenable to physical therapy although the techniques pt goals would differ depending on the condition. ...Read more

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What is better for lower back pain, chiropractic therapy or physical therapy?

What is better for lower back pain, chiropractic therapy or physical therapy?

Neither..: 7.5 percent of caucasian patienists are b27 positive, a marker that relates to inflammation of the sacroiliac joints, called sacroiilitis. This problem can be also associated with psoriatic arthritis (phil mickelson-golfer) and other types. You need medication for this to stop inflammation causing the problem. Of course exercise and massage are ueful for sore muscles, but a correct DX is needed. ...Read more

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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...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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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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Does chiropractic treatment work?

Helpful for many: Chiropractic has been shown to be helpful for many conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain. It focuses on nerves, joints and muscles. So, any condition that involves those, may be benefitted by chiropractic. ...Read more

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How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

Chiro Specialists: While traditional spinal manipulation in the United States was originally performed by osteopaths to increase blood flow, Doctors of Chiropractic have specialized and recognized the importance of central (brain) nervous system changes with adjustments. Osteopaths typically do not manipulate today. Typically, physiotherapy utilizes modalities to relax muscles, and exercise to stabilize. ...Read more

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What would physical therapy involve for a kneecap dislocation?

PT program: Physical therapy would involve a programs or range of motion, and strengthening. The therapist would probably focus on the quadriceps (a thigh muscle) and especially on the vastus medial;is (part of the quadriceps). The therapist might also show you taping that can be used to offer a bit of adde stability to the patella. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic care good for treating scoliosis?

Is chiropractic care good for treating scoliosis?

Not definitely known: Mild to moderate scoliosis if flexible can sometimes lend itself to some chiropractic manipulation and management of pain if present.Virtually no formal research exists documenting chiropractic's effectiveness in managing scoliosis. Some studies currently being conducted. Most treatment is done with bracing or surgery with spinal fusion. ...Read more

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Please describe a good physical therapy equipment?

No equipment: The best physical therapy involves posture and activity reeducation, stretching, strengthening and working on the floor, with mars balls and rubberbands. You don't need any fancy equipment, just a good therapist. ...Read more

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Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

It depends: Electric stimulation has been used for over 100 years. These days you have units that use either milliamps or microamps. There are now very sophisticated microcurrent machines in use by physicians, chiropractors, pts and athletic trainers. I think they are the most effective. Find a frequency specific microcurrent provider who has a machine w/ many settings including ones just for tendons. ...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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How can physical therapy ultrasound benefit an injury?

How can physical therapy ultrasound benefit an injury?

Increase temperature: Ultrasonic rays increase the local temperature of the area where it is applied. It's well known that heat is antiinflamatory. The acronym that may be used for this is "prish" for pain, redness, immobility (loss of function), swelling and heat. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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