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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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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver ...Read more


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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for treatment of total hip replacement?

Lots of exercise: You will need to strengthen the muscles around your hip. You will lift it in multiple directions, and walk on it ("weight bear") to get used to the new conditions. You may get on a stationary bike to aid in motion. You may have some motion precautions in the early stages, depending on the surgeon's approach to the hip. ...Read more

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What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

What is the typical physical therapy protocol for total hip and total knee replacement?

Strengthening, etc: The cornerstone of therapy protocols following hip and knee replacement centers on gait training and strengthening. Hip replacement patients should focus on walking, abductor and gluteal strengthening, while knee replacement patients should focus on range of motion of the knee, quadriceps strengthening program. ...Read more

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Why is my surgeon telling me I don't need physical therapy?

Why is my surgeon telling me I don't need physical therapy?

Depends: 1) Some conditions do not seem to respond well to PT. 2) There may not be decent PT resources available. 3) The goal of PT is to teach you how to do exercises at home/in the community on your own and perhaps additional PT is not needed by you. Does this help? ...Read more

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What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

What is treatment for ilotibial band burning and pain after physical therapy didn't help?

Difficult: This is a tough one. Itb symptoms can be very difficult to treat and often times persistent pt and time are the best answer. Topical nsaids such as voltaren gel or Flector Patch (diclofenac) may help. Consider massage therapy. Tens units (electrical stimulation) sometimes help. Lastly, local steroid injections are an option as well. ...Read more

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How to figure out why i can't walk after 4 months physical therapy?

How to figure out why i can't walk after 4 months physical therapy?

Talk to doctor: Many details needed, and would be best for you to talk to your doctor about your lack of progress at pt. ...Read more

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What should I do? Please lead me on to the right direction. Hello. I feel off a balance beam when i was 10 1/2. I am now 13. First i had dorsal capolitis then i went to physical therapy and the pain started to go away. Soon i felt so well that i thought t

What should I do? Please lead me on to the right direction. Hello. I feel off a balance beam when i was 10 1/2. I am now 13. First i had dorsal capolitis then i went to physical therapy and the pain started to go away. Soon i felt so well that i thought t

Please : Please go immediately to your regular doctor and explain your situation and ask for an immediate referral. You can also call your er and ask for a referral so that you can be seen immediately. I understand that you cannot wait and are in so much pain, so please tell your parents and your doctor so that you can be immediately evaluated. ...Read more

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S-shaped spine 70 degree Age:20 Can it be cured by brace and physical therapy No pain?

No: Sounds like you need a surgical correction. This is ok. The surgery is very good and you will be fine. Cannot go on like this for as you age you will have many issues. Greet fixed and be fine! ...Read more

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Got into a car accident earlier, i hit my arm and the pain won't go away. Do i need physical therapy?

Got into a car accident earlier, i hit my arm and the pain won't go away. Do i need physical therapy?

Maybe: You need a diagnosis as to what is causing pain, and then a treatment plan can be created. If this is being answered in a timely fashion, please consult a physiatrist, orthopedist or family practitioner for an evaluation if you are still experiencing pain. ...Read more

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Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Some initial Rxs: Local treatment by icing region several times a day along with use of OTC NSAIDs like Aleve (naproxen) if you have no allergies or stomach issues with these medications. Can also try a shoe insert such as a Donjoy Arch Rival which can provide for some lateral wedge support -if no improvement see an orthopedist, physiatrist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you help cervical stenosis I have had 4 physical therapy treatments which left me with pain i didn, t have before?

Can you help cervical  stenosis I have had  4 physical  therapy treatments which left me with pain i didn, t have before?

Possibly: Cervical stenosis refers to narrowing of the central spinal canal or neural foramina where the nerves exit and is usually due to a combination of degenerative discs, arthritic changes and sometimes a congenitally small canal. In milder cases, therapy, medication, traction and sometimes injections can be helpful. In more severe stenosis surgical decompression may be needed. Eval is needed to decide. ...Read more

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Dealing with cervical dystonia for about 4 years now. physical therapy at first then boron injections. Didn't work. Could medical mj help ?

Dealing with cervical dystonia for about 4 years now. physical therapy at first then boron injections. Didn't work.  Could medical mj help ?

Possibly: Sounds like you have given a good try at a very mysterious problem. Many sufferers of this seem to find relief from neurologists or neurosurgeons using Botox or surgery ...Read more

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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more

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