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Surgical Rehabilitation With Acupuncture

The thought of going through a surgery can be pretty scary. The process of recovering from the surgery and the rehabilitation process can add to that angst. Fortunately, many surgeries are becoming less intrusive and physical therapy more refined. Acupuncture is an excellent tool you can use to effectively reduce your recovery time. This ancient form of medicine is being used in many modern settings for a multitude of conditions, including post-surgical recovery, fertility, addiction and more. Not only is acupuncture an effective therapy to help you heal better and faster, after your surgery, but it is also a fantastic modality to use before your surgery to boost your immune system. Taking it a step further, many patients have actually used acupuncture to avoid surgery all together for chronic back and joint issues.

There are the obvious risks that patients can encounter during the actually surgery, but there are possible post-surgical complications too. Some of the post-surgical complaints of patients are infections, delayed healing time, numbness and tingling, paralysis, injury to surrounding tissue, decreased range of motion, scarring, swelling and bruising. Many of these conditions can be addressed and minimized by starting acupuncture treatments as soon as possible after the surgery. It is possible to shorten your recovery time. It is possible to lower the risk of infection, lower pain levels and maintain your natural range of motion. All of this is possible with less time spent doing physical therapy. Read more…

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Why You Should Be Wearing an ASO Ankle Brace

The most common reason for wearing an ASO ankle brace is to prevent ankle sprains. Although it replicates traditional athletic taping methods, the ASO is actually an improvement over taping. This is due to the emulation of taping techniques achieved through the use of patented nylon figure-eight straps. These straps incorporate stirrup and heel-locking to provide the desired support. The straps are easy to use, and can be adjusted without removing the shoe. The ASO is made of a thin but strong ballistic lightweight nylon. This brace is laced up in the front of the foot, and can therefore be tightened enough to avoid slipping. While the brace does provide excellent support, it is of no help unless you actually wear it.

Patient compliance is the key to bracing therapy. The most reliable ankle support provides lateral and medial ankle stability (inversion and eversion), and subtalor support (heel lock). The ASO is comfortable, supportive, protective, and the application isn’t complicated. Plus, the brace fits easily into the patient’s shoe. The ASO (Ankle Stabilizing Orthosis) fits all of the stated criteria for achieving patient compliance. Using the ASO ankle brace saves both money and time for athletes, over the use of athletic tape. Taping an athlete will cost approximately 5 times as much as purchasing one pair of ASO ankle braces. Using braces rather than taping also frees up a lot of the time required by athletic trainers to tape the players. Athletes can brace themselves anytime, anywhere. Read more…

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Rotator Cuff Exercises – Physical Therapy for Injury Rehabilitation and Strengthening

The rotator cuff is a complex muscles and tendons mechanism that offers unparalleled flexibility and range of motion. Unfortunately, it also offers the opportunity for many injuries or disorders to occur. These are traditionally treated with anti inflammatory medication, injections, hot and cold packs and so on. However, a physical therapy program devised around specific rotator cuff exercises can cut down recovery times, eliminating the need for surgery, strengthening the cuff and preventing future injuries from occurring again.

The 4 muscles of the rotator cuff, the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis, are there in place to prevent the shoulder joint from becoming dislocated because of its open ball and socket design, but they are also vulnerable to tears and a variety of disorders like Impingement Syndrome, Bursitis, Tendonitis and Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis). Read more…

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Chiropractors: Not Mere Healers But System Practitioners

Other than the acupuncture that doesn’t use medication there exists another science and medical vocation that has also been sustaining for more than 100 years now, that is no less than Chiropractic treatment by a chiropractor.

Since the earliest times, it has been depicted as holistic medicine because it doesn’t only reflect on your physical welfare but it also takes into account the patients’ physical health. You may be thinking whether chiropractor’s have any therapeutic claims, well I am happy to inform you that as a system the advancement that they are employing to alleviate the musculo-skeletal system as well as nervous system disorders have proven its outcome in curing pains at the back, in the neck, on the head and to other portions of the body. Read more…

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Physical Therapy for Broken Hip

A broken or fractured hip resulting from a serious fall or accident would require hospitalization. It may not be common among youngsters as they tend to have strong bones which can tolerate the impact better. While surgery may be required for some, physical therapy for broken hip would be necessary for all especially as one would eventually have to overcome pain and restore the body’s range of motion.

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Sessions

Rehabilitation and therapeutic sessions would commence as soon as possible. Physiotherapists start by helping patients walk. This prevents complications such as blood clots, joint stiffness and worsening of pain. A cane or walker would help patients in moving about gradually. Certain therapeutic exercises would help to improve the body’s strength and mobility. The physiotherapists would assist patients in gait training for balance and coordination. Read more…

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How to Judge Your Physical Therapist

When you need physical therapy, you might need to actually find a physical therapist that you are willing to work with. You thought selecting a doctor was hard – this is equally hard, if not harder! Here are some things to consider.

What kind of education and training does the physical therapist have? While they didn’t have to attend an ivy league university, you do want to make sure that your therapist is educated, trained, and that they have experience dealing with your type of specific problem – successfully. Don’t be afraid to ask direct questions regarding all of this.

Is the therapist licensed properly in your state? You can check with your state’s licensing board, as well as physical therapy organizations for licensing, membership, standing status, and more. Find out if your physical therapist has had complaints or been sued regarding their treatment of patients in the past.

What kind of facilities does the therapist have? Before you make an appointment for actual physical therapy, make an appointment for a consultation, and ask for a tour of the facilities. Do you like what you see? Is the place clean? Is the therapist working in as sterile an environment as possible?

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Physical Therapy in Treating Back Pain

Pain management centers adopt active and passive therapeutic techniques for providing immediate relief from pain. Physical therapy is effective in treating back pain; it can prevent the condition from worsening and help in restoring lost mobility.

Active and Passive Treatment in Physical Therapy

Active treatment involves certain therapeutic exercises. These help to stretch and strengthen the back muscles. The therapists show the proper way of doing these exercises and constantly monitor the improvements. Read more…

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