Physical or occupational therapists, speech pathologists, rehabilitation people etc., would you please step inside? I would like to collect some of the physical methods and exercises used to train and develop your clients. I am thinking there are probably things like blowing into straws or passing objects from one hand to another and would love to hear more and what it is they develop.
My mom(85), recovering from a stroke she had in February 2015, is staying with me for a month. I would like to pay for someone to come to my building and work with her while she is visiting. We have a full gym in the building, but I don't feel comfortable leading her in exercise. Any references for hiring a visiting Physical Therapist in or near Jersey City, NJ, US?
My partner who is hemi-plegic would like to go swimming but when he walks out of the water (with assistance) he feels like his ankle is going to snap and break. I guess we need some kind of ankle support specifically for his situation. Help! [more inside]
Currently having Physical Therapy for hip anteversion/knock knees and general postural issues; what kind of pain is it 'normal' and beneficial in the long run to feel? Only muscular or is it okay for PT to provoke the outside of knee pain that I want to fix as well? [more inside]
I've been seeing a PT for 3 months who is covered entirely by insurance. They provide ultrasound, etc., but not much else. I want to see another PT to get better treatment and pay out of pocket. Would it be OK to continue seeing the insurance-covered PT for ultrasound and e-stem once a week and pay out of pocket to go to the other PT once a week? Would my insurance company frown on this if they found out?
Shoulder surgery rehab tips, hints and recommendations [more inside]
How happy are physical therapists/occupational therapists? [more inside]
Looking to go back to school for Physical Therapy in NYC. [more inside]
Interested in changing my career PT, Lawyer, Teacher? ..but what should I know before. [more inside]
Recommend a good Feldenkrais place/practitioner in Brooklyn or metro NYC? [more inside]
Knee pain concerns: I have a small pain that feels like it is coming from the upper outside of my left knee. I've had this issue on and off for a long time and it doesn't prevent me from doing anything, but it has me worried. [more inside]
Broken tibia & fibula, 3.5 months ago, clean snap. I got an intramedullary rod in the tibia, screws at the ankle and knee, and absolutely no recommendations for PT other than some exercises to do at home from the doctor. Everything else seems to have healed well enough, but - my big toe ain't movin', and it's stuck in permanent "up". [more inside]
Will my frozen shoulder ever stop hurting? [more inside]
Physical therapy recommendation in Seattle metro area? [more inside]
My 74-year-old father-in-law broke his femur skiing last week. Please recommend a physical therapist in the SF Bay Area for a very active older person. [more inside]
How can my dad get his butt back in shape? [more inside]
Need recommendations for a great physical therapist in NYC that is good with hips. I have significant arthritis, despite a preventative major surgery (ganz osteotomy) last year I am "looking forward" to a hip replacement within the next 5 to 10 years. I am 33 and dance in a troupe. Having major trouble finding good therapy and massage that falls within my Aetna hmo. Don't worry about the insurance, I will check that out. Just give me recommendations, pls.
I've thought about physical therapy as a potential profession. What should I know about the field, and what kind of path would I have to take when I have a degree in the arts and have been working a completely unrelated field? [more inside]
Desire to exercise + bad joints = ? . Should I try to find some kind of trainer or sports therapist? Should I look into some kind of machine (I'm considering rowing or eliptical), and if so what do I look for in quality machines? Should I just go to a gym for a few months, try some things on my own and see what feels good? [more inside]