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What physical therapy to help scoliosis?

What physical therapy to help scoliosis?

PT for scoliosis: Therapy is all about improving core muscles to reduce or slow down the scoliosis. ...Read more

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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Chiropractor and physical therapy has failed, what do you advise?

Chiropractor and physical therapy has failed, what do you advise?

Depends: Depends on your condition and pathology. You may be a candidate for injection therapy (steroids) or perhaps surgery. Pls follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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How exactly does physical therapy work?

How exactly does physical therapy work?

Improve function: The goal of physical therapy is to restore function of affected parts of the body. It requires passive or active mobilization of groups of muscles or soft tissue ( tendons, ligaments )and treatment of the inflammation with different exercises, movements, technics or machines. They use heat or cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound waves, weights, massage or others. ...Read more

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What do you do for a torn Achilles tendon besides physical therapy?

What do you do for a torn Achilles tendon besides physical therapy?

Surgery or nonop Tx: Achilles tendon tears are either treated with nonoperative immobilization in a cast or boot, or by surgery to repair the torn tendon followed by similar immobilization. Talk with your physician to decide together which treatment option is best for your individual circumstance. No one treatment is right for everyone. ...Read more

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What are good physical therapy exercises for fingers?

What are good physical therapy exercises for fingers?

Stress ball: Squeeze a stress ball or tennis ball for 5 minutes per day. Opening and closing your hands and fingers widely will help to stretch. There's also a grip strengthening device you can buy at most sporting goods stores. ...Read more

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What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

What does physical therapy for TMJ entail?

PT varies: Physical therapy for TMJ should be used with caution and a sufferer should really be evaluated prior to using home remedies. The cause (source, ) duration and severity of the tmj/tmd symptoms must be understood to know what pt can be most effective. Pt and its effects varies from person to person and can also vary from days to months. See a specialist and take the guessing away. ...Read more

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What will physical therapy do to perneonal sublaxtion tendon?

What will physical therapy do to perneonal sublaxtion tendon?

Good Question: Peroneal tendon subluxation means a sheath (called a retinaculum) has been torn allow the tendons to snap over the outer ankle.Physical therapy (PT), alone, isn't likely to correct the problem.Surgery or prolotherapy may help.PT usually comes later to ensure proper motion of the tendon, strengthening of muscles, mobility, & prevention of scarring.Osteopathic manipulation likely to also be helpful. ...Read more

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What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

Restore motion: Pt for a broken thumb will work to restore as much normal function as possible and to reduce as many complications as possible. ...Read more

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What kind of work do you do as an occupational therapist?

What kind of work do you do as an occupational therapist?

OT: An ot helps people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living & working environments. They help people with disabilities to improve their skills, such as motor functions & reasoning skills. Examples are using computers, cooking, dressing, eating, muscle strength, visual acuity, problem solving, etc. ...Read more

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What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

Focus on quadriceps: Straight leg raises and quadriceps contractions are usually allowed and warranted to eventually allow for crutch free ambulation. Of course your specific injury and/or surgical intervention will ultimately dictate what you should do during your recovery. Your treating physician should be the best source of information for your specific knee injury. ...Read more

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What is physical medicine n rehabilitation?

What is physical medicine n rehabilitation?

PM & R: Physical medicine and rehabilitation (pm&r), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders – particularly related to the nerves, muscles, and bones – that may produce temporary or permanent impairment. ...Read more

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What do neurological and cognitive occupational therapy assessments invite and what do they determine?

What do neurological and cognitive occupational therapy assessments invite and what do they determine?

Work ability: These assessments are meant to evaluate your abilities and possible deficits related to occupational related skills both physical and mental including memory, cognition,problem solving as well as any physical limitations that may affect job performance in a variety of occupations. Used to evaluate suitability for various jobs as well as areas that may need further training or therapy ...Read more

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What physical therapy is there to do after knee fusion?

What physical therapy is there to do after knee fusion?

PT: Transfers, balance, gait training, strengthening pelvis and hip muscles. ...Read more

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What to do if physical therapy is not working for knee pain?

What to do if physical therapy is not working for knee pain?

Many other options: I asume the knee pain is on the basis of osteoarthritis. Nsaids and/or injectable lubricants can help. ...Read more

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What are some good physical therapy exercises to do for a torn meniscus?

Many: Physical therapy and rehab exercises for tears of the meniscus will vary based on the severity of the injury, so check with your physical therapist or doctor for specifics. In general, any exercise that strengthens the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and hips will be beneficial, as will ones that improve balance (proprioceptive exercises), flexibility, and range of motion. ...Read more

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What do they do at physical therapy to treat a neck sprain?

What do they do at physical therapy to treat a neck sprain?

Stretch/Strengthen: Most physical therapy is directed to improve range of motion and muscle function. Exercises are designed to improve posture, and decrease pain and stiffness. Injuries are often the result of limited flexibility. Physical therapy can help teach new habits, decrease inflammation, pain, and improve quality of life. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a finger?

Different ones: There are different exercises depending on what finger and what joint was involved. Using a tennis ball to squeeze is a good basic exercise. ...Read more

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What can therapy do for psychosis?

What can therapy do for psychosis?

Improve outcomes: Various types of "talk" therapy can improve (chronic psychosis) psychological/medical health and life-role functional outcomes when combined with standard of care medical/pharmacological management. For acute (rapid onset/new) psychosis, evaluating potential (medical/psychological causes), providing indicated medical treatment, and ensuring safety are relative priorities. ...Read more

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What will physical therapy do to perneonal sublaxtion tendon?

Good Question: Peroneal tendon subluxation means a sheath (called a retinaculum) has been torn allow the tendons to snap over the outer ankle.Physical therapy (PT), alone, isn't likely to correct the problem.Surgery or prolotherapy may help.PT usually comes later to ensure proper motion of the tendon, strengthening of muscles, mobility, & prevention of scarring.Osteopathic manipulation likely to also be helpful. ...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