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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

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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How exactly does physical therapy work?

How exactly does physical therapy work?

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.

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Are there good ways to get a physical therapy license?

Are there good ways to get a physical therapy license?

See below: You must attend school and get a degree in physical therapy and then take national exams and a state licensing exam.

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What should I expect to pay for physical therapy for my back?

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.

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What would be the recommended timeline for speech and physical therapy?

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.

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How can water physical therapy work?

How can water physical therapy work?

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.

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Is water physical therapy effective?

Is water physical therapy effective?

Can be: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be very effective, especially when we want to minimize weight bearing but want to maintain resistance. It is also a very effective form of exercise for those who have difficulty with full weight bearing.

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What is aquatic physical therapy exactly?

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.

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What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

See Link: I found a link about the exercises for TMJ and want to share them with you because this works. http://iris.nyit.edu/~hmakofsk/hep.pdf.

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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.

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How does psychology apply to physical therapy?

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.

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What is aquatic physical therapy; who uses it?

What is aquatic physical therapy; who uses it?

Exercise in a pool: Pool therapy is generally used for people who can't tolerate land based physical therapy. The water lessens the load gravity puts on the body.

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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

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.

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What are some good colleges for physical therapy?

I agree with this: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/physical-therapy-rankings

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Please describe a good physical therapy equipment?

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.

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Could physical therapy help a schmorl node injury?

Could physical therapy help a schmorl node injury?

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!

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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.

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Occupational/physical therapy --what is difference?

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.

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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