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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Tips for post stroke rehab?

Tips for post stroke rehab?

Go slow: Slow & steady wins this race. Continuing with a rehab plan set out by the doctor & therapist leads to the best result. ...Read more

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Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual. ...Read more

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How long is sport injury rehabilitation typically?

2-4 weeks: Your doctor will tell you exactly how long but it depends on the type of injury and the part that is injured and the treatment involved, studies have shown that you can maintain your fitness level even if you need to change or cut back on your exercise for several months. In order to do so, you need to exercise at about 70 percent of your vo2 max at least once per week. Stay fit by crosstraining. ...Read more

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Tips for recovering regarding traumatic brain injury?

Tips for recovering regarding traumatic brain injury?

Brain stimulation : Brain stimulation using audio visual aides, puzzles, games and also physical exercise would help in the recovery process. ...Read more

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Is a wobble board good in ACL injury rehab?

Is a wobble board good in ACL injury rehab?

Ask your P.T.: Wobble(or balance) are great tools for stability training; but best to ask your physical therapist if you should be using one. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

Physical Therapy: There are of course many different types of injuries that can affect a shoulder. Appropriate evaluation by a trainer and/or orthopaedic surgeon will help direct treatment. Most injuries can be adequately treated with rehab and therapy. ...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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Do NSAIDs slow recovery process for concussion?

Do NSAIDs slow recovery process for concussion?

Can you say acetam..: If possible, no pain medications should be taken if a concussion is suspected. If pain medication is necessary, acetaminophen is fine. Avoid NSAIDS in that they may cause further bleeding. ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Give it time: Since you didn't give an etiology (ie car accident or fall, etc) it's difficult to say. If this is a simple grade 1 concussion, then give it time. It may take a few months for your head to clear. No specific therapy is indicated. No chiropractic for a while though. ...Read more

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Post cerebral concussion, will i need phenytoin?

Post cerebral concussion, will i need phenytoin?

Most likely not: In the absence of seizures after a minor traumatic brain injury, "prophylactic" treatment with anti-seizure medications is not recommended because there are side effects from medications like dilantin. Furthermore, the incidence of seizures is low after the 1st week. If there was coma, structural damage seen on ct or MRI scans, or surgery done, this may change the need for the anti-seizure meds. ...Read more

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17 yo .female soccer player , hs senior . Higrade mil tear on MRI , yet has stable knee, will use brace ,pt, and rehab . ? Let rtn to play or reconstr

17 yo .female soccer player , hs senior . Higrade mil tear on MRI , yet has stable knee, will use brace ,pt, and rehab . ? Let rtn to play or reconstr

High grade MCL tear: Assuming high grade MCL tear on MRI with stable knee. If she has good performance on sprinting, can make cuts on the knee, can perform one-legged jumping, trampoline, wobble board, and has close to 100% strength and minimal pain on wobble test. If she wants to play in college may be best to reconstruct so rehab can begin prior to college. ...Read more

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Multiple injuries in football, want advice on recovery?

Multiple injuries in football, want advice on recovery?

Chronic injuries: You need to be evaluated to find the root cause of your reoccurring injuries. ...Read more

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When does rehabilitation start after a traumatic brain injury?

When does rehabilitation start after a traumatic brain injury?

Immediately: The rehabilitation program should start in the acute care hospital. In this phase, the main goals are prevention of complications such as pressure sores, contractures of the muscles and tendons, prevention of pneumonia, clots in the legs or arms and provision of adequate nutrition. Following this mobilization, getting the brain injured person out of bed if possible, cognitive retraining are some. ...Read more

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What to do for rehab after ACL injury?

Motion.: Generally speaking, getting your range of motion back is a high priority when you start your rehab. Every doctor has a preferred protocol for rehab. Please check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a senior recover from mild concussion without brain damage?

Can a senior recover from mild concussion without brain damage?

Absolutely: As a matter of fact, most people recover from concussions without permanent brain damage. It may be important to have a consultation with a neurologist/neurosurgeon to determine what other factors may impact the timeline for recovery. ...Read more

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When should stroke rehabilitation start?

When should stroke rehabilitation start?

Immediately: Stroke rehab should start immediately after it's been diagnosed. Simple in bed movements is considered part of mobilization physical therapy. Speech therapy, massage, simple movements (standing, sitting, walking) are all part of physical/occupational therapy and should not be delayed as long as the patient is stable. ...Read more

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How do you rehab a rotator cuff repair?

How do you rehab a rotator cuff repair?

Rotator cuff : The rehab is slow. It can take up to 6 weeks just for the initial healing with limited motion of the shoulder. The next phase involves regaining active shoulder motion and flexibility. The last phase in recovery is strengthening. The whole process can take 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain that is usually caused by trauma, typically a blow to the head or a violent shaking of ...Read more