Rotator cuff surgery recovery time is one of those subjects that everyone wants to ask about but no one wants to hear. It's only natural that you want to return to a normal life as soon as possible. The simple fact is that recovery from this type of procedure is slow, a minimum of six months. You have to be patient; this is not a quick fix. Obviously, everyone is different and will have had slightly different procedures.
To many of the Chinese practitioners of acupuncture, who are highly trained and committed to aiding a whole range of ailments with their skills, it must seem peculiar that outside of China acupuncture safety and risks would be an issue. Acupuncture has been practised for more than 2, 000 years in China and yet, strange as it may seem, it has only in the last twenty years become well known outside the East.
Limitations or restrictions in the normal movements of the body due to pain or discomfort in joints or general stiffness of muscles and joints often call for the attention of physiotherapists. Physiotherapy is that aspect of medical science that aims at giving respite from discomfort and pain and strengthening any inherent weakness within the body for better mobility.
Physiotherapy or physical therapy is a form of physical care and rehabilitation and healthcare professionals practicing this form of health care are called physiotherapists, often known as in brief as PTs. Physiotherapists often diagnose and treat patients of all ages who have physical medical conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities efficiently.
As an occupational therapist, whatever I do, I supplement and complement whatever the physiotherapist/physical therapist does, that there be no repetition of clinical care, or clash in ideas in treatment. This is done for all aspects of rehabilitation, but here we will discuss first in the area of mobility. The prescription of a walking aid, be it a walking stick, quadstick or walking frame may be given to a patient for reasons of safety and function.
When you are getting cramps in your calves at night, the immediate response from the medical establishment is that you are lacking potassium and the cramps are the result of some systemic deficit. Well I would like to suggest an alternative explanation as to why this may be occurring. Could it be that the calf cramps are the result of sciatica? The sciatic nerve innervates the hamstrings (posterior thigh muscles) and every muscle below the knee including the calves.
I was reading a magazine and came across a section devoted to the medical profession. On top, it indicated that these pages were for advertising purposes but these words were pretty small. The premise was that it appeared that physicians were answering reader's questions. One of the "readers" asked about tennis elbow. They noted that they had tennis elbow and that they had it for a while and that it was preventing them from functioning fully.
It has been known for years that body posture is like a "Window into the Shape of the Spinal Column". Body Postural problems aid in identifying a variety of dysfunctions in the spinal column. Abnormal Postures can cause or relate to a number of health problems. The majority of visits to our Clinic, The Wellness Center of NY, a NYC based Physical therapy Center, are for spinal problems related to poor posture.
The College of Physicians has just set the new guidelines for physicians who treat lower back pain and the recommendations are startling. "Clinicians should not routinely obtain imaging or other diagnostic tests in patients with nonspecific low back pain." The evidence for this recommendation is overwhelming. "More than 85% of patients who present to primary care have low back pain that cannot reliably be attributed to a specific disease or spinal abnormality.
Does this concern me? All practitioners and service providers need to be aware of how the measurement of quality or quality metrics is evolving. AHPs will increasingly be feeling the impact of the push towards the measurement of quality and outcomes for patients. Measurement may be specifically around the Therapy being offered or may be as part of a broader package of care structured around the patient journey.