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What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

Only location of Svc: Inpatient physical therapy is performed on patients admitted to the hospital, whereas outpatient therapy is performed on patients that are not admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

Location of service: Inpatient physcial therapy is done when the patient is kept overnight in a hospital or rehabilitation facility and typically with other therapies will add up to 3 hours of therapy a day. Outpatient physcial therapy is when the patient is at home and travels to the facility for therapy, usually about 30-60 minutes of treamtment. ...Read more

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What are risks of physical therapy?

What are risks of physical therapy?

Beware: 1) getting pushed and progressed too aggressively 2) getting passive modalities (hooked up to machines) and abandoned while the therapist pays attention to other clients. ...Read more

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What should I expect from physical therapy?

What should I expect from physical therapy?

Depends!: It depends on what your doctor ordered. I generally prescribe an exercise program to stretch and strengthen the back (the therapist instructs you in this), plus general fitness (aerobic exercise). The therapist may use other techniques, but in the end you should be able to do the exercise program on your own. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are all the types of physical therapy?

Too many to: Answer here. There are many different types, schools and thoughts when it comes to physical therapy. In a broader sense, in a rehab setting, you will see a physical therapist, occupational therapist and sometimes a speech therapist (who do much more than speech). There are also recreational, vocational and psychotherapists. Hope this helps. ...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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Is there physical therapy for pedal oedema?

Yes: There are massage and wrapping techniques done as well as ankle pumps and fitting for compression devices, active (pumps) or passive (compression hose) of course if you have a weak heart this could put you heart into overload making things worse instead of better, therefor a good medical evaluation first is paramount. ...Read more

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How should I do physical therapy on my knees?

Get instruction: You need to make an appointment with a physical therapist, who can instruct you what exercises and stretches will be helpful. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy make bulging disc worse?

Physical therapy: A trained physical therapist will help with modalities and gentle stretching. ...Read more

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What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

Restore motion: Pt for a broken thumb will work to restore as much normal function as possible and to reduce as many complications as possible. ...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