How can I use pool in pt for pelvic fracture?

A pool can give. Buoyancy where the upward force of the water reduces the net effect of gravity upon your pelvis. So if you are in a situation where you need to limit or reduce weight upon your pelvis the pool can help. You should only do this if instructed and in a safe supervised environment and with a physicians and therapists guidance.
Yes assuming this . Was a closed fracture and a stable one with your doctor clearing you for physical therapy. If there was surgery, generally the incision should be healed for 3-4 weeks..

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They sent me to a rehab center for pt for pelvic fracture. Why can't I go home?

Its not safe. If you can get up and out of a chair or bed without assistance, dress and feed yourself, get to a phone, and run out of your house if its on fire, you can go home. If you can't do all of these things without assistance, then it wouldn't be safe for you to go home. If you have someone at home that can help, that changes things, but if they can't lift you then you'll need more full time care. Read more...
Can you walk? There is usually no attempt to pin or surgically manage pelvic fractures. If you are able to walk, manage at home, do your shopping and self care without too much pain, then probably you do not require in patient rehabilitation. Read more...

How often is optimal for pt for someone with pelvic fracture?

Immediate and contin. I can not emphasize enough to begin immediately and do it on your own to prevent contractures and strengthen muscles to rehab yourself. Read more...

How long can I expect my grandmother to remain with us once she begins a outpatient pt program after pelvic fracture?

6 weeks. Factures take 6 weeks to heal unless she is a slow healer. The pain slows her recovery she should be on a program now to prevent contractures and maintain range of motion and improve strength. Give her time and encouragement because this fracture will depress her. She also needs osteoporosis treatment because a pelvic fracture means she has established osteoporosis. Read more...

Doesn't medicare pay for part of the outpatient pt a couple of months after inpatient and rehab pt from pelvic fracture?

Probably. If the outpatient therapy is medically necessary and ordered by your doctor, then medicare should cover the cost of it outside of any copays you may have. Usually when someone has a referral for pt, the pt office does check beforehand to make sure it will be covered by insurance. Read more...
Depends. It depends upon the type and severity of pelvic fracture and also on functional improvement with possible prognosis. Read more...

What is "skilled" pt? Why would a 92 year old not be a candidate for it when getting weak quadriceps after pelvic fracture?

PT. Agree. Not sure why the word "skilled" is used. A weak quad after pelvic fracture requires a skilled therapist to promote balance, strength and modality. Who would want a "non skilled" therapist? Read more...
Skilled. Perhaps the hospital is trying to differentiate between acute care, skilled care, rehab, & extended care facilities--all which have different "qualifications" to enter. Pt should benefit this patient. Read more...

How long does it take to heal a soft pelvic fracture?

6-12 weeks. I am assuming you mean a small crack to the pelvic bones. Nondisplaced, or minimally displaced pelvic fractures usually heal within 6-12 weeks. During that time, you should refrain from heavy lifting and stair climbing. But low impact exercises such as walking, or swimming should be encouraged as tolerated. Read more...

Should I be worried if I have the symptoms of a pelvic fracture?

No and Yes!! No: if there is a specific history of an injury or fall resulting in the Fx; Yes: if you have a Fx without any such history, as it would most likely imply your pelvic bone was weak and one needs to determine the reason for that weakness of the bone. Get yourself seen by your PCP or an Orthopedist to get some answers and allay your anxiety. Read more...