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Soap Notes Physical Therapy
Improve function: The goal of physical therapy is to restore function of affected parts of the body. It requires passive or active mobilization of groups of muscles or soft tissue ( tendons, ligaments )and treatment of the inflammation with different exercises, movements, technics or machines. They use heat or cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound waves, weights, massage or others.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: You must attend school and get a degree in physical therapy and then take national exams and a state licensing exam.
Costs vary.: Specific treatment used determine cost. At many clinics, each thing done can generate a charge. There is no flat fee unless you negotiate that ahead of time.
Depends: Speech and physical therapists will work with a patient towards acheiving short and long term goals. They will base their treatment on continuing to make progress towards these established goals. The therapies are usually completed when the patient has achieved their goals or progress has plateaued insurance policies may impose limitations on the total number of therapy visits in a calendar year.See 1 more doctor answer
Less stress on joint: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be helpful with weakness and arthritis. The temperature of the water can help with pain relief. The water also provides a buoyant environment to allow for less strength and stress to move muscles. This can be helpful to allow for weak muscles to move easier in water than on land.See 1 more doctor answer
Pool therapy: Aquatic therapy combines the advantages of buoyancy from being in the water with standard physical therapy principles used on "dry land." water also gives the additional benefit of providing a graduated resistance to movement, whereby the more force applied to move through the water, the more resistance felt by the patient doing the moving.See 1 more doctor answer
Motivation: Psychology involves the emotional part of ourself to any activity or situation. In this case, physical therapy. From motivation to commitment to positive thoughts about success of treatment, how we think and feel about an event or situation has a lot to do with its success.See 2 more doctor answers
Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip( lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray.
If causing pain: Schmoryls' nodes are often seen on ct and MRI scans in patients who have these radiologic studies for other reasons ( other than back pain). In other words, there signifigance is questionable.If u have a definite disc problem than physical therapy is quite helpful.See an ors and discuss your pain and tx.Options and whether the 'nodes' are really a cause of your pain...Good luck!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
In brief: They way our wonderful therapists at jefferson university hospital in philadelphia explain it to the incoming resident class: physical therapists work on making sure you can walk or get across the room. Occupational therapists make sure you can dress and wash yourself before you walk across the room.