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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

Pool?: I recommend exercises that maximize mobility with as little stress on the joints as possible. Pool (aquatic) therapy is great for this. The classes are also a wonderful social experience, and most insurances will cover this with proper documentation. ...Read more

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Is individual therapy with teens different than therapy with adults?

Is individual therapy with teens different than therapy with adults?

Yes: In some ways. First, the parents are involved in the treatment of the teen at some level. When i work with teens i ask that the parents and the teen to respect the teen's confidentiality unless the teen is talking about doing something dangerous. In other ways, therapy is similar in helping the person grow and heal. ...Read more

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Is animal assisted therapy helpful for teens with adhd?

Is animal assisted therapy helpful for teens with adhd?

Unknown: I'm not aware of any good data showing animal assisted therapy is either helpful or useless for adhd. There is data, however, to show that time spent in nature reduces the severity of adhd symptoms for the next several days following the time spent in nature. ...Read more

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How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

Ask the therapist: Actually, in my OPINION as a NON-psychiatrist....when it comes to something such as WEIGHT LOSS...if you're looking for a permanent fix....the MORE sessions you take....THE BETTER....all the way out to INDEFINITELY. However, the reality is that most providers will only go a certain number according to insurance limits so that's what it turns out to be but everyone's different. Ask your therapist ...Read more

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Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

A child with a head: size < 5th%ile for age + developmental delays needs evaluations for genetic & other medical causes by a pediatric neurologist & a developmental/ /behavioral pediatrician. Your state Early Intervention Program provides PT & other needed therapies from birth-3. If 3-5, call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Apply for SSI & Medicaid funds. ...Read more

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What are some activities for adults that improve social skills?

Therapy: Is a start. You could also check out dale carnegie courses or toastmasters in your area. ...Read more

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What are recommended visual exercises or activities for amblyopia patients?

What are recommended visual exercises or activities for amblyopia patients?

Corrective wear...: ... Is the most important treatment. The eye needs to be looking through the best prescription. The other eye should be blocked (all under the guidance of your eye doctor). If there is a muscle imbalance (strabismus), glasses and surgery are the most effective treatments, but some eye exercises can be partially effective. All treatments should be watched by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

Depends: As with most things, the length of the therapy depends on the type, extent and severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

No bad ones: Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor.Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy for short heel tendons in children?

How effective is physical therapy for short heel tendons in children?

Tight achilles: Below is a good answer and stretching can help. I would like to add that often if there is a real equinus (tight achilles) surgery is required. Physical therapy for short achilles tendons can be beneficial but typically dynamic splinting can also allow for a prolonged low load stretch. Therapy and splinting may be needed for as long as 6 months depending on the severity of the contracture. ...Read more

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Benefit from an art therapy group for people with dementia/alzheimers?

Benefit from an art therapy group for people with dementia/alzheimers?

Yes : An art therapy group can provide opportunity for socialization and expression of thoughts and feelings. In addition, art work is also a very good way for me as a clinician to monitor my client's level of functioning in planning and organizing information. I get very positive results in my practice using sand tray with my elderly clients as well. ...Read more

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Do normal people recieve occupational therapy treatments?

Do normal people recieve occupational therapy treatments?

See details: Referral from your doctor, assuming there is a good reason to get to ot in the first place. ...Read more

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Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques , which one is more effective for phobias?

Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques , which one is more effective for phobias?

Both are great: Psychotherapy can involve many forms of treatment including behavior modification. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in particular with exposure therapy is often very effective to treat phobias. See your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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Which people are candidates for mechanical therapy for hocm?

Symptoms: Severe obtruction and symptoms are needed before one considers treatment for hocm. ...Read more

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Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

Yes: Psychiatrists can provide the full range of therapies in addition to medication management. There are some out there that still do psychoanalysis, as well as many of the newer therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy and others. It may take internet searches or referrals to find them, however. ...Read more

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Is there animal assisted therapy for teens with add?

Is there animal assisted therapy for teens with add?

Yes.: Both locally and in residential programs, there are a number of opportunities for therapy involving the care, training and enjoyment of animals. For example, equine therapy, training seeing-eye dogs, raising a calf or lamb, etc. And of course, with the right animal and the right mentor, interactions with animals can be healthy for a child, without a formal "therapy" program. ...Read more