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Physical therapy home exercise program handouts

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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.
Avatar f tn I went to physical therapy today for the first timeand I feel so much better! Did anyone else have to do physical therapy or are planning on starting? They have me a list of exercises to do at home and they work wonders.
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.
Avatar f tn My parents and fiance said hen the dr came in to talk to them after I was in recovery he told them it ws a lot worse than he expected, and that i was going to have a lot of issues on my left side my but my parents disnt ask why and did not tell me this until after we were home and i was complaining about the back left side of my head My family suggested physical therapy and set me up an appt.
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.
Avatar f tn exercize can be given by anyone with a knowledge of how to move the arms and legs even if the person is laying down or sitting, get a plan of exercizes from a physical therapy professional, I have done this to strengthen muscles on older people with hip and knee replacements and broken hips, there are several small machines that can be used the same way, sitting and doing "pedaling" , use of a walker/ with wheels at first for confidence and using those leg muscles.
333672 tn?1273792789 I had an evaluation for physical therapy on Monday and my first session today. I am having increasing trouble with walking and, although I don't know if this is going to help, I think it's worth a shot. So far I have found out a number of interesting things. My flexibility is okay for my age (although it seems worse to me than it used to be), but I have weakness in my hip flexors and in my ankle muscles.
Avatar f tn This rx will allow you to meet with a physical therapist two times to develop a home exercise plan and a follow-up visit in six months to assess progress. She said that this home therapy rx can be done annually. - Diet – she restated that there is no diet approved to help MS, but research shows that eating a heart healthy improves overall health and as a bonus can improve physical stamina and fatigue. It is known that diet can be a stressor to overall health.
723952 tn?1231857532 If necessary, begin with classic physical therapy, then progress when appropriate to a whole body conditioning program. THERAPEUTIC GOALS (to be achieved in order as the patient's ability allows): PHYSICAL THERAPY (if needed): 1. The role of physical therapy here is to prepare the patient for the required, preferably gym-based exercise program outlined below. 2.
Avatar m tn Also, one day we decided to go back to the hospital to see what their physical therapy was like, so I called the Physical Therapy line directly (not through the main line - don't ever do that they have no idea what the hell they are talking about) and went in for a tour. Unlike the stupid answers the main line gave us, the Physical Therapists set the story straight. The hospital main line gave us this ******** talk like: "Oh you have to apply for a clinic card...
Avatar m tn are you taking physical therapy? They could provide you with certain exercises that will strengthen your joints....things that you could do right there at home! I do know swimming is an excellent exercise...because your weight is not on your joints because of the water.......just moving your joints helps also,it keeps the blood flowing...
Avatar f tn Just wanted to update you guys on how my exercise program is going. I have been meeting with a personal trainer now for two months, twice a week for about 45 minutes. I have had NO major setbacks so far!!! She happens to also be a nurse, so I felt less anxious about working with her. She was unfamiliar with Dysautonomia, POTS, but researched it so that she would understand my condition(s). Needless to say, she was nervous about working with me and saw me (as I did) as fragile.
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 Ordered to wear a cervical collar and isometric physical therapy. The appt. was alot of coverage and overwhelming so as soon as the report comes in I will have a better understanding as to the blockage and everything going on. Have been to physical therapy in the past but very short term. 3 sessions. Oh and EDS dx as well. Waiting on my insurance approval for PT.....found isometric cervical exercises on Mayfield Clinic website but they make me dizzy, lol.
694135 tn?1299018983 Just wanted to say that I, too, have been wondering if physical therapy has been beneficial for anyone else. I have therapy a number of times in the past, sometimes with positive results but most of the time with negative results. I am in my second week of PT this time and have been unable to get out of bed for a day or two after each session. The therapist is wonderful and quite knowlegable about FMS.
551683 tn?1220656108 I have CFS and if I have fibro, it is secondary. I haven't done water exercises, but I know that there was a recent research study on this conducted by the Section of Physical Education and Sports, University Pablo de Olavide, Seville in Nov0Dec 2007.
Avatar n tn ll have an exercise program, and most physical therapy equipment can be purchased for not a lot of money over the internet. Over time, you will get stronger in a way that suits you, and hopefully break out of your rut. But for any of us to tell you specific exercises to do is difficult, as we don't know what's really going on nor how strong you are nor how you'll react to a specific exercise.
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.
472533 tn?1208398202 t help me on my physical therapy sessions. I have to wait 9 mouths. I need to make my back stronger. I am willing to work hard at home I do have a hot tub and a trademill. I Need to know the...
Avatar n tn Patient R was the perfect patient. He attended all of his physical therapy visits and did his exercises at home. But despite this, the pain continued. In fact, according to Patient R, the pain just got worse and worse. After a month of this, his doctor told Patient R that an MRI needed to be obtained. To his dismay, it showed degenerated discs at two levels with a disc bulge at one of these levels. His family doctor then sent him to a neurosurgeon.