Physical Therapy

Is Physical Therapy Worth It After Surgery?

By |2024-02-19T13:40:47-05:00February 19th, 2024|Nursing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

Before scheduling your surgery, especially if it's not a straightforward and quick procedure, it's important to consider physical therapy after surgery and anything associated with it. Why? Because this therapy not only aids in a swift and complication-free recovery but also provides long-term benefits.Some patients report delayed or chronic issues after surgery, which may be [...]

How Long Does Fatigue Last After Heart Attack?

By |2024-02-05T12:37:56-05:00February 5th, 2024|Nursing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

Unexplained fatigue before a heart attack is one of several symptoms. During your recovery, you likely expect such issues to disappear. Unfortunately, extreme tiredness doesn’t always go away, sometimes worsening after a myocardial infarction and lasting for several months. Luckily, several methods for reducing the problem are available, regardless of the severity of the condition.An [...]

What Causes the Destruction of the Joints

By |2024-01-22T11:34:38-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

The causes of joint destruction are diverse and often multifactorial, influenced by a combination of chronic inflammation, and lifestyle factors. There are numerous underlying health conditions that can cause joint damage and explain why this condition has become so widespread. Below are some key factors that can cause joint issues, but whether your symptoms [...]

What Causes Delayed Healing After Abdominal Surgery

By |2024-01-08T11:37:43-05:00January 8th, 2024|Nursing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

Delayed healing after abdominal surgery can be caused by various factors, though normally healing starts within a few days. Patients’ responses to surgery can also vary, depending on their age, chronic conditions, alcohol use, medication or other issues. However, it is necessary to seek medical assistance to prevent further complications.In some cases, rehabilitation is crucial [...]

What Is the Aftercare for Stents in the Heart?

By |2023-11-06T11:42:04-05:00November 6th, 2023|Nursing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

When buildup occurs in coronary arteries, a stent may be required to re-open the canal and improve blood flow. Though such procedures aren’t always considered major surgery, some recovery time is needed to ensure proper healing. Your doctor will recommend aftercare for stents in the heart that should be followed to the letter.However, if you [...]

3 Powerful Ways to Stimulate a Non-healing Fracture

By |2023-10-02T12:00:16-04:00October 2nd, 2023|Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

Like other injuries, broken bones require the proper treatment to ensure a speedy recovery. Though doctors recommend plenty of rest, physical activity is a vital component. If left untreated, fractures may take months or years to heal and, in some cases, never fully heal. Luckily, a few methods are available to stimulate a non-healing fracture.To [...]

Congestive Heart Failure: How Fast Does It Progress

By |2023-09-26T11:36:16-04:00September 26th, 2023|Nursing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

The symptoms of congestive heart failure vary from person to person, depending on the stage they’re in. The underlying causes also affect how heart failure progresses and may include other medical conditions and lifestyle factors. No cure is available, though treatments are available to slow the progression.Cardiac care and rehabilitation is often recommended to slow [...]

ACL Knee Instability – Can You Fix It Without Surgery?

By |2023-09-18T11:19:36-04:00September 18th, 2023|Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

The ACL is a ligament in the front of the knee connecting the thigh and shin bones. Twisting or bending the knee too far often causes ligament tears, resulting in ACL knee instability. Failure to treat the issue may result in recurrent knee injuries, tears, swelling, and pain. Functional impairments and muscle weakness are also [...]

Diabetic Neuropathy – 2 Things That Make It Worse

By |2023-08-21T10:29:01-04:00August 21st, 2023|Nursing, Physical Therapy|

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to produce insulin, increasing glucose levels in the bloodstream. If uncorrected, high blood sugar causes nerve damage, resulting in diabetic neuropathy. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, burning, or weakness in the extremities, pain, sensitivity, vision issues, or infections. Though the disease can be managed, a couple of factors could make [...]

What Happens to Adults with an Abnormal Opening in the Back?

By |2023-08-14T10:27:07-04:00August 14th, 2023|Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation|

While most spinal birth defects are rare, an abnormal opening in the back can have significant long-term health challenges. In medical terms, the condition is referred to as spina bifida, a form of neural tube defect which causes the neural tube not to close properly.The degree to which it can impair motion and independence will [...]

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