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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
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
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
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
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
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
A Certfied Pro: In most cases and exercise physiologist is the proper person. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Cardiac rehab: Extremely valuable as it involves everything from exercise, to living healthy, eating healthy, evaluation of blood tests. ...Read more
Well established vestibular migraine/CDH patient on Nortriptyline 30mg, struggling. Would it make sense to keep titrating up, or swap out to Ami. Now?
Yes: You might discuss with your doctor trying a higher dose. If by "ami" you mean amitriptyline, there is probably no benefit to switching. ...Read more
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
Monitored aerobic: Monitored stationary bicycle, or monitore treadmill plus some light weights. ...Read more
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
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
Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?
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
Which vitamins, minerals or anything else help/facilitate rehabilitation herniated disc. Also be thankful for any links to physical exercises or smth.
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
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
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
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