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What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

Only location of Svc: Inpatient physical therapy is performed on patients admitted to the hospital, whereas outpatient therapy is performed on patients that are not admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

What is the difference between outpatient and inpatient physical therapy rehab settings?

Location of service: Inpatient physcial therapy is done when the patient is kept overnight in a hospital or rehabilitation facility and typically with other therapies will add up to 3 hours of therapy a day. Outpatient physcial therapy is when the patient is at home and travels to the facility for therapy, usually about 30-60 minutes of treamtment. ...Read more

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How long after arthroplasty until rehab or physical therapy can begin? How soon does physical therapy begin after arthroplasty? .

How long after arthroplasty until rehab or physical therapy can begin? How soon does physical therapy begin after arthroplasty?

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Within days: This varies based on your orthopedist, however most surgeons start physical therapy within days. This is because the small incisions used to perform arthroplasty help minimize tissue trauma. The reason there is variability however, is because each persons surgey is different. The more extensive the repair, for example if it involved key ligaments in your knee, the longer your orthopedist may wait. ...Read more

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What are some rehab or physical therapy exercises for a torn rotator cuff?

What are some rehab or physical therapy exercises for a torn rotator cuff?

Rotator cuff: Posture principle of the shoulder is key. Can begin with "scapular stabilization" exercises and progress to rotator cuff exercises including "thrower 10" exercises. Google or bing the above for pictures and descriptions. ...Read more

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I dislocated my patella twice in 4 months after doing physical therapy the first time. Should surgery be the main treatment or should rehab?

I dislocated my patella twice in 4 months after doing physical therapy the first time. Should surgery be the main treatment or should rehab?

Rehab before surgery: You're describing a recurrent patella dislocation syndrome. Rehabilitation is always preferred prior to surgery. In the meantime, use of a knee sleeve with a lateral buttress might discourage the knee from dislocating during sport play. Surgery does not always solve the problem. Seek out a competent Orthopedic specialist for advice and persistent problems. ...Read more

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How to know if I have to do physical therapy/rehab for a sprained knee?

How to know if I have to do physical therapy/rehab for a sprained knee?

Loss of motion.: If you have any loss of motion, strength or have a sense of weakness with the knee, then you will benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have a hamstring tendon avulsion. I've had physical therapy, but after six months it continues to hurt. What are my rehab options?

Depends: That would depend on the location of the avulsion . It might be repaired or observed depending on the location, duration and activity level of the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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