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What does ocs certification in physical therapy mean?

What does ocs certification in physical therapy mean?

Well trained!: Ocs(orthopedic clinical specialist) means that the p.T. Has achieved a higher level of training; and has a certain level of expertise above and beyond the base certification. It means you are in 'good hands'; literally. ...Read more

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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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Herniated disc. What does this MRI report mean? I am doing physical therapy. Should i still get an epidural shot? Does massages make it worse?

Herniated disc. What does this MRI report mean?  I am doing physical therapy. Should i still get an epidural shot? Does massages make it worse?

Where?: At your young age a true herniated disc in your lumbar spine that is causing both pain in your lower back and down your leg( esp. Past your knee) is a signifigant problem.Physical therapy , nsaids may be helpful. See a good spine specialist ( either ortho or neuro surgeon before you begin lesi's( injections).Massage can be helpful temporarily and will do no harm. Avoid 'manipulations'. Gl! ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of head pressure and neck pain. I've gone to physical therapy and he said I had a lot of swelling in my neck. What does this mean?

I'm having a lot of head pressure and neck pain. I've gone to physical therapy and he said I had a lot of swelling in my neck. What does this mean?

Muscle tightness: I suspect that these may be muscle tension headaches but you need an evaluation especially with imaging of your neck to be certain what is going on. ...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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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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Is physical therapy painful?

Is physical therapy painful?

Not necessarily: Some pt may be uncomfortable at times but most of the time it is not. ...Read more

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Why should I go to physical therapy?

Why should I go to physical therapy?

Training : A good physical therapist will evaluate physical problems and design a plan of care that addresses the specific problems a person is facing. They will also help you learn exercises appropriately to prevent further damage. A good pt program will also teach the exercises or activities to do at home to prevent problems in the future. ...Read more

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How can water physical therapy work?

How can water physical therapy work?

Less stress on joint: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be helpful with weakness and arthritis. The temperature of the water can help with pain relief. The water also provides a buoyant environment to allow for less strength and stress to move muscles. This can be helpful to allow for weak muscles to move easier in water than on land. ...Read more

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Is water physical therapy effective?

Is water physical therapy effective?

Can be: Water or aquatic physical therapy can be very effective, especially when we want to minimize weight bearing but want to maintain resistance. It is also a very effective form of exercise for those who have difficulty with full weight bearing. ...Read more

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What is aquatic physical therapy exactly?

Pool therapy: Aquatic therapy combines the advantages of buoyancy from being in the water with standard physical therapy principles used on "dry land." water also gives the additional benefit of providing a graduated resistance to movement, whereby the more force applied to move through the water, the more resistance felt by the patient doing the moving. ...Read more

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What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

See Link: I found a link about the exercises for TMJ and want to share them with you because this works. http://iris.nyit.edu/~hmakofsk/hep.pdf. ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help fibromyalgia?

Multiple ways: Pt can apply "modalities" of heat cold ultrasound electrical stimulation. They can do trigger point massage deep muscle massage as well as loosten you up with stretching and start you on a general aerobic exercise program. ...Read more

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How does psychology apply to physical therapy?

Motivation: Psychology involves the emotional part of ourself to any activity or situation. In this case, physical therapy. From motivation to commitment to positive thoughts about success of treatment, how we think and feel about an event or situation has a lot to do with its success. ...Read more

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What is aquatic physical therapy; who uses it?

What is aquatic physical therapy; who uses it?

Exercise in a pool: Pool therapy is generally used for people who can't tolerate land based physical therapy. The water lessens the load gravity puts on the body. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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