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Home exercise program occupational therapy

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Avatar n tn Hi, Brain injured patients may receive rehabilitation that involves individually tailored treatment programs in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatry, psychology, and social support. A complete physical and neurological examination is needed in each treatment program. It would be best to discuss which treatment option is best for you with your doctor for proper evaluation and management. Take care and keep us posted.
1672915 tn?1335220598 My case was pretty extreme but I did Occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy daily. Occupational therapy was very helpful for me, but I was learning how to live in a wheelchair. I did do a lot of work on my arms and my shoulders and it was helpful very quickly.
Avatar f tn Limited to medically-necessary part-time or intermittent skilled nursing care, or physical therapy, speech-language pathology, or a continuing need for occupational therapy. A doctor must order your care, and a Medicare-certified home health agency must provide it. Home health services may also include medical social services, part-time or intermittent home health aide services, durable medical equipment (see page 30), and medical supplies for use at home.
Avatar f tn * Stretches (for less acute pain and general maintenance). Many doctors will prescribe occupational therapy or physical therapy to rebuild strength and flexibility. Some sufferers find great relief in specific movement therapies such as t'ai chi ch'√ľan, yoga, or the Alexander technique. * Exercise: It has been shown that engaging in leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk of developing RSI.
Avatar m tn After a stay in the hospital for 6 weeks we were told that she would never meet the requirements for a rehab program. She was sent to a nursing home but the family continued doing her exercise that we found helpful from the Internet and we used therapeutic needles daily to stimulate the nerves on her bad side. After a period of 5 months and getting her on a antidepressant we were able to get her to rehab. We were told first that she wouldn't live.
Avatar f tn Your pediatrician should be able to recommend exactly what type of therapy he needs. Usually this is speech and occupational therapy. Sometimes physical therapy based on the need. Let me know if you have any more questions, I know quite a bit about this. Also, does he like dogs? You could use the money to get him a service dog.
470168 tn?1237471245 I have a query regarding provision of Occupational Therapy in the USA. I want to compare it with provision in the UK. In the UK provision is divided between Health and Education. Education do not have any Occupational Therapist Department as they say "it is not essential to learning". As any mother with an autistic child with sensory differences knows sensory stuff has a huge impact and does make it hard for them to access learning in a school environment.
Avatar n tn That said, I had a positive experience with a home computer vision therapy (Computerized Home Vergence Exercises). However, the limited (yet measurable) progress I made after many hours of very frustrating work couldn't compare with the results I got from a 40-minute, painless surgical procedure (which involved no effort on my part). And my surgery results were not subject to the type of regression you can get if you stop doing the vision therapy exercises.
408443 tn?1202069828 I have talked to her doctor about most of this and he said that there is a chance she might have a mild form of autism, but not to worry and wait till she is three. I have just gotten her into a speech therapy program. I looked up autism everywhere I could online, and I didn't find anywhere the type of symptoms that she has. I don't know what to do anymore and I can't take her with me in public anywhere it has gotten so bad.
Avatar f tn physical or occupational therapy, an exercise program, or wearing knee braces, to name a few. You may also consider some topical pain relievers such as capsaicin topical patches (Salonpas is one such product) applied 3-4 times daily when needed. A next step if topical therapies are ineffective may be to add Tylenol on an as needed basis.
Avatar n tn program set up by law to provide services as needed for your daughter. Things like speech, physical therapy, occupational therapy would have been part of that with a case worker overseeing your daughter's development. The hospital in which your daughter was born as well as your pediatrician would have put you in this program. Then at 3, the public school system takes over-------- providing a preschool environment (no matter the extent of disability) and services a child needs.
Avatar m tn Are speech therapy and occupational therapy available where you live? Are there any programs or classes in which he can be enrolled? Any specialists in the field of child development that he can see? If not, I would read to him A LOT and try to sound out words together, be encouraging over any attempt he makes and don't get upset or disappointed if he can't or won't try to say something. Only positive reinforcement.
432638 tn?1205155390 The assessment at least in my state took over 2 hours and was done by a trained speech pathologist and an occupational therapist. In addition to speech therapy there are occupational therapists who deal with sensory issues or poor motor skills and developmental therapists who kind of deal with all developmental delays and tie everything together.
Avatar f tn Since we do not have insurance it has not been recommended. Is there some home exercise that he could be doing to build up his strength and motion? It would be a great help if someone could help us.
Avatar f tn Well, fine motor difficulties are a common issue with what you describe and a smart child will avoid it because it is hard for them. We sought occupational therapy to help with this. my son also had eating issues and difficulty chewing (if that rings a bell with what you describe with slow eating). That is also motor related. He had a hard time with any new task such as the first times he used scissors.
800724 tn?1254440318 I did. not to go back to work but to go back to school. The help I received from my occupational therapist was tremendous. I will be able to go back to go school this semester and because of the occupational therapy I believe I will better able to go to school.
Avatar n tn I'm 17 weeks into an exercise program to recover from being pretty deconditioned. Starting out with 10 minute walks, and now I walk 30 minutes or go 20 minutes on my elliptical trainer every day. My resting heart rate has dropped from mid 80s to low 70s, and anxiety or mild exertion doesn't send my heart rate above 100 like it used to. But the last couple weeks, I've noticed that my heart rate has been going up more rapidly on the elliptical trainer.
Avatar f tn I have the exact same situation. Are you doing a home exercise program as well? My PT seemed to think, intially, that 6 weeks long enough for me to learn the exercises for strength and balance. However, since the start I have had a decline but it looks as if i'm rebounding. Looking forward to what the PTs on the forum think. Ashley? anyone? Thanks for any input you can offer.
1339241 tn?1275943493 You have to go to a qualified exercise therapist with experience in relieving disk pressure on a nerve. Generally they will only take referrals from an M.D. after evaluating an MRI to avoid litigation by recommending exercises that would cause damage. These people are pretty good and the exercises really have to be shown in person. Exercises to improve muscle tone are used because that is what keeps disc separation within normal limits. Usually intermittant mild axial traction is recommended.
398059 tn?1447945633 My two days therapy involved speaking with a speech specialist , speaking with a occupational therapist, and working with a physical therapist. The speech therapist gave me tests to check on my cognitive skills. We found I had memory issues but determined they were tied to how I was feeling day to day. I saw her on Wednesday and had difficulties with some of her testing.
Avatar f tn An OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST is who evaluates it and one that specializes in sensory is great to have. Then you do occupational therapy if he does indeed have sensory which is like play therapy for he nervous system. Kids LOVE it!! On the plus side-------------- things can get significantly better. Motor planning issues with my son are much better as well as all other aspects of sensory.
Avatar f tn How important is exercise to recovery? If someone has been in hospital for 9 weeks and is very weak it is difficult to "make " them exercise if they are not feeling well. Any suggestions??
Avatar f tn At the local nursing facility he receives occupational and physical therapy. His therapists are OUTSTANDING. One by the name of Pat is worth her weight in Gold. She and Victoria truly care about my father's improvement and well being. I agree with Pam and would suggest taking a drive to the facility if possible. Check out the program, and ask lots and lots of questions so that you can make an informed decision.
Avatar n tn He has a minor developmental delay of which we do once a week occupational therapy and lots of things at home for. He now is in kindergarten and functions beautifully. A delay has NOTHING to do with intelligence as my son is very smart and always does better than most peers academically. But his delay is called sensory integration disorder---- it involves many things and can make him uncomfortable to the point of fits at times.