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What are the benefits of water therapy for someone with a disability?

What are the benefits of water therapy for someone with a disability?

Many: Water therapy can be advantageous because it often reduces the stress placed on weight-bearing joints and helps improve muscle tone through the resistance encountered while moving through the water. This can be an excellent form of therapy when properly supervised by a knowledgable physical therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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What are the necessities for someone with mild dementia in a nursing home?

What are the necessities for someone with mild dementia in a nursing home?

See below: Some activities will depend on an overall physical health status as well: walking vs. Wheelchair; whether this person requires full assistance or partial. There are activities, e.g. Groups to stimulate brain activity, to preserve things that are still there for as along as possible; they still might go on trips to the community with the supervision; might receive individual or group psychotherapy. ...Read more

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How effective health tap is? What are the risk of using it for a patient?

How effective health tap is? What are the risk of using it for a patient?

HealthTap's website: HealthTap is an interactive health information website. Members come from all walks of life with all sorts of questions. They are free to post questions, learn about health, read every public answer, and make our world a better place. Members' private information stays private, as protected by law. HealthTap is only informational so there is no medical risk to users. (HealthTap PRIME is different) ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using a hospitalist?

What are the benefits of using a hospitalist?

Hospitalist: Hospitalists are specialized physicians who take care of inpatients. They may be internists for internal medicine patients, pediatrist for children and surgeons for surgical patients? They coordinate the care and upon discharge they contact the primary care physician and update the details. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of becoming a physical therapist?

What are the benefits of becoming a physical therapist?

Challenging: Physical therapy is fascinating in that the therapist studies body anatomy and musculoskeletal function; often more intensively than doctors. Most chronic pain syndromes involve injured soft tissues. Physical therapists are in a good position to help doctors diagnose and treat chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders, and this can be very rewarding. ...Read more

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What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, i would like to know if there are guidelines i can put in place to minimiz

What are the basic best practices for disease prevention in the workplace? I'm starting a small catering company which will have about 35 employees. As a part of health management, i would like to know if there are guidelines i can put in place to minimiz

As : As you are starting a business, you will have to abide by all sanitary and safety regulations imposed by the government/regulatory bodies. Here are some basic safety rules surrounding sanitation/quality: 1. Practice good hand hygiene. Employees should wash their hands before eating/drinking, after eating/drinking, upon entrace into the kitchen and prior to touching clean utensils, before touching food, upon exit of the kitchen. Establish 'moments' for handwashing consistently. For instance:"always wash hands before entering the kitchen." hand washing is the single most effective way of preventing infection. 2. Do not eat or drink in the kitchen/cooking area. This is a place of work. Raw foods are present and can contaminate the hands. Touching food and ingesting bacteria from raw food can cause food borne illness. Do not allow eating and drinking in the cooking area. 3. Label all containers with content and expiration dates. It is always best to label a container with the "throw away" date. 4. Empy trash cans everyday, unless they are empty. 5. Based on the space, establish a maximum amount of people that can work in the space at a time. Overcrowding can promote contamination or poor hand hygiene. 6. Create duty lists and logs which help you monitor refrigerator tempurature, environmental cleaning/disinfectant accountability, daily check of operating equipment and stocking of supplies. 7. Ensure a fire extinguisher is handy and that employees know how to use it. Also, ensure the employees have an exit route in case of a fire. Hope this is helpful. These are some of the quality guidelines used in the hospital setting. ...Read more

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What are the residential options for a person with dementia who is declining?

What are the residential options for a person with dementia who is declining?

Residential options: People with most dementias deteriorate slowly and require progressivly more restrictve and safer environments. Some options include living with a relative who can provide reminders and transportation, transitioning to an assisted living facility or nursing care center, and finally there are specific dementia units available and nursing homes. You should look into each of these options carefully. ...Read more

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What are the possible benefits of getting a therapist?

What are the possible benefits of getting a therapist?

Some possibilities..: Less guilt, less self-condemnation more freedom increased energy more optimism closer, healthier relationships more resilience being a better father, mother, husband, wife, child, friend, co-worker, employee, boss, being easier to be around healing from past hurts and traumas to be available to serve the needs of others purpose in life and, i agree, happiness. ...Read more

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What does a speech pathologist do for the first visits of a moyamoya patient in terms of assesment, counselling and treatment?

What does a speech pathologist do for the first visits of a moyamoya patient in terms of assesment, counselling and treatment?

Speech and language: Moyamoya is a process where there are problems with the blood vessels that primarily go to the frontal temporal regions. This can lead to strokes. Treatment is bypass surgery to bring in blood vessels from a different source. The pathologists get baseline studies to see the effect thus far of the moyamoya.If no surgery-st is directed at existing deficits. If surgery-st is directed at new deficits. ...Read more

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Once someone is diagnosed with perceptive deception are they stuck with it for the rest of their life? Or is there a cure or some way besides therapy.

Once someone is diagnosed with perceptive deception are they stuck with it for the rest of their life? Or is there a cure or some way besides therapy.

All sentient beings: filter perceptions thru what they think, know, understand or believe. For example, when we look at an object, our eyes "see" a tiny image of that object on our retina. The brain then interprets the image as real and distinct from us. A similar process occurs when we watch a 3D movie. The screen is flat but, when wearing 3D glasses, our brains interprets the images as 3D. Fascinating! ...Read more

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What would the best care plan and treatments be for somone who has just been diagnosed with bipolar What are some of the best medications for bipolar ?

What would the best care plan and treatments be for somone who has just been diagnosed with bipolar
What are some of the best medications for bipolar ?

Wrong question: The question is, what would be the best care plan, treatments & medications FOR YOU? There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for almost any nontrivial condition. Individualized care & treatment is the key. That takes time & some effort. You need to develop a good working relationship with the appropriate clinician. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

Dopamine + Exercise!: Dopamine meds including (best to worst, in my opinion): azilect, Requip xl/neupro/mirapex er, sinemet & comtan (entacapone). Dbs surgery for advanced patients. Cost likely $300-1000 monthly for life. More generics becoming available these days thankfully! exercise also critical to maximize physical well-being & avoid falls & injury. Meds lift the burden of symptoms, but they won't turn you into bruce jenner! ...Read more

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What are the health risks for someone with tourette's syndrome and takes ecstasy?

What are the health risks for someone with tourette's syndrome and takes ecstasy?

Depends: Any "street" drug is never what it seems. Unless you are 100% certain that what you are taking is "extacy, x, etc., " ...That is, pure mdma... No answer any doctor can give would be accurate. Unless what you are taking is from a medical professional, you have no idea of what it really and truly is. ...Read more

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What are the main priorities of care for a patient with esrd?

What are the main priorities of care for a patient with esrd?

Improved health: The team that cares for a dialysis patient focuses on decreasing complications and improving health. We address dietary issues, BP control, anemia management, bone health, removal of renal failure toxins, general health care issues, avoiding hospitalization, increasing renal replacement therapy options, and attempting to qualify as many patients as appropriate and willing for kidney transplant. ...Read more

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