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How to tell what are good vestibular rehabilitation exercises?

How to tell what are good vestibular rehabilitation exercises?

Consult specialist: Particularly with vestibular rehab, one wants to have someone there with you to test exercises and your response. There are good chiropractors and physical therapists focused on this type of rehab. ...Read more

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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What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Anaerobic & aerobic: The exact exercises will depend on a number of factors. These include the exercise options at the facility, types of instructors, equipment, etc. However, the program itself should include both anerobic or resistance training like weights for strength as well as some activities aimed at increasing aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more

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Any good sites on rehabilitation of patients after broken hips?

Any good sites on rehabilitation of patients after broken hips?

Yes and no: Hip fracture is usually treated with either pinning or a partial hip replacement (hemi arthroplasty) depending on where anatomically the fracture is and how extensive. In either scenario, the bone is ready to be weight bearing immediately, but the muscles must heal. Often an older person will find recovery more difficult than a younger; only because they start out less physically fit and strong. ...Read more

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Would you say it is standard for drug rehabilitation facilities to test the patient for hiv?

Would you say it is standard for drug rehabilitation facilities to test the patient for hiv?

Likely: Drug use is a high risk activity for HIV infection, among other infections. Cdc recommends testing everybody for hiv. ...Read more

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What is play therapy and could help my patients with their rehabilitation?

What is play therapy and could help my patients with their rehabilitation?

An approach for kids: Play therapy covers a wide array of interventions often used especially with younger children as a way of engaging them and getting information indirectly about what is bothering them. There is not a single form of play therapy, and it can be used in many ways from just providing structure to the session to actually being a key part of therapy itself. ...Read more

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What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

Stroke: You have to be more specific - sabotage? Sounds like "goldfinger" is out to get you and only "james bond" can help. If you mean not covered by insurance - then this is becoming a reality with new healthcare these days. As stroke patient are regarded as not economically viable to society and hence dollars are not spent on them. Its rationed care-the new order of the day. ...Read more

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How is cardiac rehabilitation developed for a patient?

How is cardiac rehabilitation developed for a patient?

Stress test: Usually if the patient has had a heart attack for instance, a stress test is done first. This allows the doctor to recommend the level of exercise and the heart rate which is safe. The program itself consists of supervised exercise and teaching regarding diet and risk factor modification. ...Read more

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Which patients are candidates for cardiac rehabilitation?

Which patients are candidates for cardiac rehabilitation?

Improve functionalit: Cardiac rehabilitation is recommended for post heart surgery, post heart attack, and for improving the overall functionality in chronic heart failure patients --. ...Read more

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Can cardiac rehabilitation make a difference for patients?

Can cardiac rehabilitation make a difference for patients?

Sure it can: Modifying your risk factors by changing your diet, exercising, stopping smoking, loosing weight, etc. Of course can make a difference. The value of preventive medicine should not be underestimated. ...Read more

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What person should supervise a patient's cardiac rehabilitation?

What person should supervise a patient's cardiac rehabilitation?

A Certfied Pro: In most cases and exercise physiologist is the proper person. ...Read more

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What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Healthy: Low is saturated fat (less than 10% of all calories)
high in unsaturated fats 10-15% of all calories
complex carbohydrates with whole grains, legumes fresh fruits and vegetables as 65% of the calories in the diet.
Protein from fish, lean meats, etc as 10-20% of the diet.
Aim for 5-7 fresh fruits and vegetables a day and 20-30 g of fiber a day. ...Read more

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Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Relaxation: Relaxation techniques are excellent for dealing with responses to psychological stressors so as to blunt the physiologic chemical response to such a stimulus thus decreasing the "flight or fight" increase in heart rate and blood pressure inherent to such. ...Read more

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What rehabilitation or support options are available for patients with head and neck cancers?

What rehabilitation or support options are available for patients with head and neck cancers?

Many: Patient centered websites- head neck cancer alliance (headandneck. Org) or sponc (spohnc. Org) can give info on local support groups, treatments & trials. Rehab options include reconstruction (speech devices, plastic surgery); medications for dry mouth, appetite stimulation, chronic pain; exercises for swallowing & lymphedema; nutrition and psychosocial services are available at doctors offfices. ...Read more

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What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Cardiac rehab: A baseline treadmill stress test is useful to provide an exercise prescription. This helps tell us the boundaries that can be safely set for an exercise workload for a particular patient. This will vary from patient to patient. It is also something that we can measure progress against over time. ...Read more

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Is cardiac rehabilitation important for a patient who has had a heart attack?

Yes: Cardiac rehab is very important after a heart attack. Rehab consists of supervised exercise and education for lifestyle modification. This results in improved cardiac function and decrease in future complications. The american college of cardiology considers rehab to be the most underutilized proven therapy in cardiology. ...Read more

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What value is cardiac rehabilitation in treating a patient who has had a heart attack?

Cardiac rehab: Extremely valuable as it involves everything from exercise, to living healthy, eating healthy, evaluation of blood tests. ...Read more

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What are some cardiac rehabilitation exercises?

See below.: Treadmill and exercise bicycling are the most often utilized modalities. In addition hand weights are helpful for upper body conditioning. All exercise is monitored and supervised to achieve optimal intensity. ...Read more

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What components does the exercise portion of a cardiac rehabilitation program consists of?

What components does the exercise portion of a cardiac rehabilitation program consists of?

Monitored aerobic: Monitored stationary bicycle, or monitore treadmill plus some light weights. ...Read more

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Besides exercise, what else should be included in a heart failure rehabilitation program?

Diet & meds: Heart rehab program is not only exercise, but rather a regimen that includes exercise, life style modifications, such as low cholesterol and low salt diet as well as taking medication to support heart muscle. ...Read more

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What precautions are taken before and after exercise during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What precautions are taken before and after exercise during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Constant monitoring: It depends on what stage of rehab one is in, but at the beginning (stage 1) an individual is exercising under constant supervision with telemetry and frequent vital signs. As one progresses, the exercise intensity increases and frequency of vitals decrwase. ...Read more

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Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?

Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?

All options: Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use all the options available to treat function problems. This may include prescribing medications, physical or occupational therapy, speech or language therapy, injections, etc. It all depends on the problem being treated. ...Read more

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What are good rehabilitation exercises for an inflamed hip-joint feel?

What are good rehabilitation exercises for an inflamed hip-joint feel?

See a therapist: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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What are some rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

What are some rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

Brain Injury: Rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury depends on the deficit. However, a multi-discipline approach with physical, occupational and speech therapy is needed. The treatment depends on the injury. Seek help through your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

Could you tell me what are good rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

TBI treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. ...Read more

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Which vitamins, minerals or anything else help/facilitate rehabilitation herniated disc. Also be thankful for any links to physical exercises or smth.

Which vitamins, minerals or anything else help/facilitate rehabilitation herniated disc. Also be thankful for any links to physical exercises or smth.

Stay fit: No particular vitamins, just stay healthy. Don't do heavy lifting, instead stay active, strengthen your core and back muscles (good to work with physical therapist). If you smoke then quit. If heavy then lose weight. All the best! ...Read more

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How can you help patients exercise more?

How can you help patients exercise more?

Education: Taking the time to talk with patients and identify their barriers to exercise is important. Also identify resources in your community such as prediabetes programs, walking groups, running clubs, and cycling clubs. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for lupus patients?

What are some good exercises for lupus patients?

Indoor: Lupus you need to usually avoid sun. Listen to your body and work with your doctor what is safe. I usually tell people to do a little more today than you did yesterday, for 15 minutes. Do this *every day* unless injured (then stretch), and slowly build strength, which improves immune function. Indoor swimming would be ideal in most instances. ...Read more

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Exercises for osteoarthritis' patient with bouchard's nodes?

Exercises for osteoarthritis' patient with bouchard's nodes?

While one cannot: Cure it, the symptoms can be treated. Medication, exercise, therapy, splinting, activity modification and surgery. Exercises that can help are going through a full gentle range of motion each day. Warmth helps ease stiffness, such as a warm shower or parafin bath. Cold eases swelling associated with increased use. Bouchards nodes are over the pip joints but will not go away with treatment ...Read more

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Just read article: why exercise is not good for the patients having hypertension?

Just read article: why exercise is not good for the patients having hypertension?

Depends on how high: I would need to see the article to fully comment, but overall, exercise is good for hypertension for the most part. If your blood pressure is systolically (which is the top number) is 180 or higher, you may want to avoid exercise until your blood pressure is better controlled. ...Read more