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What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

Different modalities: Massage, stretching, range of motion exercises, heat/ice application, vibration techniques, ultrasound, possibly traction, nerve stimulation if needed, iontophoresis - these are some but not all the modalities that can and might be used in the treatment of a trapezius pain. It will depend on the cause of the pain, training and comfort of pt therapist and your progress. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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What will they do in physical therapy for trapezius pain?

What will they do in physical therapy for trapezius pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain. If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc. ...Read more

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What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?

What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?

Less pain: If you are concerned about the effect of physical therapy, then you should have your pain diminished and range of motion restored. As far as modalities that will be used, i suspect you will have massage, stretching, heat/ice application, ultrasound, iontophoresis, may be traction. It all depends on the physical therapist, his experience and comfort level. ...Read more

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What do they do in physical therapy for the back?

What do they do in physical therapy for the back?

Hope this helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20zybMbnVoU http://www.spine-health.com/video/physiatry-back-pain-video http://www.aapmr.org/patients/aboutpmr/Pages/WhyARehabPhysician.aspx

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What type of exercises will they have me do in physical therapy for a strained hip flexor?

What type of exercises will they have me do in physical therapy for a strained hip flexor?

Lunges: The strained hip flexor muscle will tend to tighten. It is important to gently stretch a sore muscle. Start with warm-up of marching in place. Then, the hip flexor can be stretched by doing a lunge. With the strained leg behind the body while partially quatting onto the opposite forward leg you should feel the stretch in the groin. Hold for 15-30 sec and do twice. Include some brisk walking. ...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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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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How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

How does chemistry relate to physical therapy?

Central science: There will be a chemistry requirement for entry to training in physical therapy. Chemistry is basic to all of technology and to understanding the body. There will be little chemistry in your practice, but as a health care team member you will be a resource for others seeking accurate information. Chemistry unlocks everything else in science and you must be literate here. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 months, if not responding may require arthroscopy. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can say no to physical therapy?

Why?: Pt is paramount in a multitude of painful conditions. In any case talk with your prescribing doc and tell them about your concerns. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about physical therapy: what should I expect?

Can you tell me about physical therapy: what should I expect?

Hope this helps: http://21stcenturyrehab.com/faq http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/tc/physical-therapy-frequently-asked-questions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_fitness

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If my grandfather is almost 90, is there any point in him getting physical therapy?

If my grandfather is almost 90, is there any point in him getting physical therapy?

Certainly if needed: There is essentially no age cutoff for receiving recommended physical therapy. The goal is to maximize functional recovery, which can be truly unique for each patient. ...Read more

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