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What Is The Difference Between Physical Therapy And Physiotherapy
Lots: Massage therapy involves the placement of the hands on the patient for a variety of reasons. There are many different types of massage just as there are many different types of pt. Pt and massage can overlap a bit but in general a physical therapist has more training than a massage therapist and are trained in the rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! What is the difference between DDD, DJD, osteoarthritis, and spondylosis? I am confused.
Ana, physical therapy student.
Similar issues: DDD, stands for degenerative disc disease. It is a condition in which the actual cushion between the vertebrae begins to dry out and shrink. DJD stands for degenerative joint disease , a condition in which the bone is beginning to become arthritic and may develop spurs . Another name for that is osteoarthritis. That condition may be age and or activity related. Spondylosis is also interchangeable ...Read more
Difference: Rolfing is a type of hands on therapy called structural integration. It is based upon the theory that if one reestablishes balance in the musculoskeletal system by working deeply with the muscles and the fascia that surrounds them, the body will heal spontaneously. While there may be elements similar to rolfing in physical therapy, pt is a much broader term to describe various treatments. ...Read more
Physical therapy: Physical therapy is to use physical way to reach therapy aim. Includes temperature modality, mechanic way to move joint and muscle and electric or ultrasound application to reach therapy purpose. Complementary therapy are traditional ways to reach therapy. Such as herb medicine, nutritional therapy, massage, acupuncture etc. There are cross coverage between the two kind therapy ways. ...Read more
In brief: They way our wonderful therapists at jefferson university hospital in philadelphia explain it to the incoming resident class: physical therapists work on making sure you can walk or get across the room. Occupational therapists make sure you can dress and wash yourself before you walk across the room. ...Read more
Left leg numb 10 months, going physical therapy, he said there is a temperature difference in each leg. numb leg colder . any thoughts why?
Peripheral Artery Dz: Hi, Thank you for your question. If your pulses are not equal on both feet then you should be seeing a vascular surgeon. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more
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
Yes: At age 48 it is doubtful that PT will do much to correct this ...Read more
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
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
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
I have somethimg called patella tracking syndrome is there a possibility I would need surgery if physical therapy doesn't help?
Patella tracking: A fairly common problem ,which can improve with consistent strengthening of quad muscles. One has to be willing to stay consistent with this regimen for 12-18 months . It is also necessary to stay away from activities which can further exacerbate the tracking dysfunction. Things like running jumping ,pivoting, squatting, kneeling, going up stairs or ladders. ...Read more
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