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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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What are the typical physical therapy precautions for cardiomyopathy?

What are the typical physical therapy precautions for cardiomyopathy?

Talk to your doctor: Cardiomyopathy is a complex condition with varying types and severities. The condition is generally treated and monitored by a cardiologist. There are no "typical" precautions. It is imperative that you seek indiviualized, specific recommendations from your cardiologist with respect to your particular condition. ...Read more

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What are the complications with gene therapy?

What are the complications with gene therapy?

See: Here is some comprehensive information about gene therapy. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/therapy.pdf ...Read more

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What are the stages of physical therapy for an acl?

What are the stages of physical therapy for an acl?

Breakdown: First we worry about getting your motion back. Next we concentrate on building your base strength including your core. Next we start working on functional strength. The next stage is functionality and proprioception and finally endurance and sports specific activities. ...Read more

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What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

What is the duration for the physical therapy treatment for cervical disk herniations, and is physical therapy needed, or home exercises are enough?

Highly individual: Many, if not most, patients will benefit from physical therapy as part of conservative therapy for a herniated cervical disc. Pain control medicines, muscle relaxants & anti-inflammatories are first line.Physical therapists can instruct in avoiding painful positions & appropriate exercise as well as treat with ice/heat, traction, ultrasound, TENS, bracing. Home therapy follows after a few sessions ...Read more

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What physical activities are ok for someone with cystic fibrosis?

What physical activities are ok for someone with cystic fibrosis?

Anything: Most individuals with cystic fibrosis can participate in all physicial activities. Salt supplementation is needed because of excess salt loss in CF sweat. Individuals with severe lung disease should discuss what level of activity is safe/appropriate for them with their physician. ...Read more

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What are the heart risks associated with testosterone therapy?

What are the heart risks associated with testosterone therapy?

Recent studies suggest a link between testosterone therapy and an increased risk in heart disease: For example, a 2014 study reported that testosterone therapy might increase the risk of a heart attack in men age 65 and older, as well as in younger men who have a history of heart disease. A 2013 study found a higher frequency of death and heart problems in men who had coronary artery disease and received testosterone therapy. Also, a 2010 trial of testosterone in older men was stopped early because the men receiving testosterone therapy had a higher frequency of heart problems than did the men receiving the placebo. However, two recent studies have also reported a lower risk of death in men who were receiving testosterone than in those who were not. Also, a recent analysis of studies published since these concerns were raised didn't find any reason to alter recommendations for testosterone treatment that have been in use since 2010. As a result, further research is needed to determine the safety of using testosterone therapy to treat older men dealing with age-related declines in testosterone. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. Keep in mind that testosterone therapy carries various other risks, including contributing to sleep apnea, stimulating noncancerous growth of the prostate, enlarging breasts, limiting sperm production, stimulating growth of existing prostate cancer and blood clots forming in the veins. If you wonder whether testosterone therapy might be right for you, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits.  If you are taking testosterone, make sure your doctor is monitoring your response to treatment with regular blood tests. ...Read more

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What are some recreational therapies that would be appropriate for someone with impaired physical mobility?

What are some recreational therapies that would be appropriate for someone with impaired physical mobility?

Swimming: Swimming or swimming pool walking excersises will give a sense of freedom as the body buoyancy makes you feel lighter so the joints are not stressed as much. You psisiatrist and physical therapist can guide you on excersises to maintain full range of motion and muscle strenght. ...Read more

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What are alternatives are there to physical therapy and medication when pain is high?

What are alternatives are there to physical therapy and medication when pain is high?

Pain Management: There are many reasons for pain. Apparently you have been evaluated and have received a diagnosis with therapy and medication for your condition. Consider that there can be multiple causes or etiologies for your pain and it is difficult to determine which one best fits you. If your pain continues perhaps a second opinion is needed. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for someone with asthma?

What are the best exercises for someone with asthma?

"Just do it": Exercises can't cure asthma; but those in good aerobic condition have less work of breathing, less minute ventilation, + are less likely to trigger bronchospasm felt due to cooling/drying of airways. Long distance cold air running most challenging, but are less affected by swimming or sports involving short sprints: LAX, field hockey, football, track, b-ball; pretreat with a bronchodilator. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes?

What are the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes?

Loosening tight musc: It. Loosens tight muscles, aids with spasm, relaxes you, etc. Muscles glide on fascia, a slippery connective tissue, which also can become irritated or inflammed. It helps this as well. Finally, painful muscle, when pressed hard at the point of pain (called acupressure) will alleviate the pain afterwards and prevent spasm! ...Read more

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What are risks of physical therapy?

Beware: 1) getting pushed and progressed too aggressively 2) getting passive modalities (hooked up to machines) and abandoned while the therapist pays attention to other clients. ...Read more

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What forms of physical exercise are safe for people with retinal problems?

What forms of physical exercise are safe for people with retinal problems?

Quite variable: If you have a retinal detachment than exercise that lead to significant valsalva(abdominal straining) like heavy squats/resistance training or inverted exercises(like hand stands) probably should be avoided. But in the case of macular degeneration exercise is usually encouraged to help to stave of progression. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for paraophtalmic artery aneurysm and are there any precautions prior to treatment?

What is the treatment for paraophtalmic artery aneurysm and are there any precautions prior to treatment?

Talk to your Doctor: This is an aneurysm of an artery by the eyes and heading towards the pituitary. The treatment can be open via opening the skull or fixing it with an internal stent. There are many potential problems which you should discuss with your doctor. It would not be prudent for me to have this type of discussion in this forum. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of inversion therapy for sports?

What are the benefits of inversion therapy for sports?

Gentle pull...: Inversion tables are great for patients with spinal disc disease/arthritis/bulging discs/herniated discs because they offer no impact traction which tractions the disc spaces off the nerves they may be impinging upon which leads to pain relief and better level of functioning. Ask your doctor if this is right for you. ...Read more

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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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24 yo male with classic pericarditis. Recurred despite treatment with colchicine, steroids, etc. What are the options for additional therapy.....?

24 yo male with classic pericarditis. Recurred despite treatment with colchicine, steroids, etc. What are the options for additional therapy.....?

Coxsackie B: Recurrent pericarditis is unlikely to be due to a bacteria. It is possible that Borrelia Burgdorferi infection or Moyamotoi can cause it although it is not widely accepted as a cause The most likely explanation is Coxsackie B infection. So I would check serologies and if positive you have only symptomatic treatment. Indomethacin can work well. Steroids also as might be the case here but should generally be avoided in viral infections. I would not let the neutrophilia put you off whether it is due to the steroids or not. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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


Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Abnormality of the heart muscle which can cause heart failure or potentially lethal ...Read more