Users' questions

Do Physical Therapists use weights?

Do Physical Therapists use weights?

Like other free weights, they improve balance by requiring users to use their stabilizer muscles while bearing loads. Depending on their fitness levels, individuals in physical therapy can lift one or two dumbbells.

Can physical therapists prescribe walkers?

Assisted walking devices include, but are not limited to, canes, walkers, and crutches. Physical therapists often prescribe such devices following a detailed assessment of the patient’s deficits and requirements.

Do you need physical therapy after a cortisone shot?

As a general rule, patients advised receiving a steroid injection into a joint are cautioned against any heavy lifting or exercise. But after 10 days to two weeks, they are encouraged to start gentle range-of-motion exercises and to remain active as tolerated.

Can physical therapy give injections?

19, 2021, expressly permits physical therapists to administer vaccines if they receive training by a physician, registered professional nurse, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, or pharmacist proficient in reconstitution and drawing of medications in a manner consistent with the CDC’s “COVID-19 Vaccination …

When do you need a physical exam for a prescription?

only if they expressly require an examination or evaluation. Laws requiring a practitioner-patient relationship or use of a valid prescription are included only if the definition of practitioner-patient

Do you think orthotics are expensive pieces of neoprene?

Some physicians don’t appreciate that fact that I think orthotics are expensive pieces of carbon graphite, neoprene, and other material that most often serve as a disservice to the patient. My stance on orthotics is such due to how I evaluate, treat, and manage patients. It is a 100 percent holistic approach.

Can a healthy person not need an orthotic?

Yes, they support some dysfunction somewhere – whether it is in the foot itself, the gait, or some other imbalance anywhere in the body. A healthy person does not need an orthotic.

What should you not do with a physical therapist?

Here’s what you should not do: 1) Solely listen to the advice of one doctor or one physical therapist, and 2) Give up on a sport or activity before the rehab process has terminated. Nobody can know for certain how an individual will bounce back following an injury.

Do you have to have physical exam to prescribe drugs?

States with these laws may require a physical examination as part of prescribing regulations, or may prohibit pharmacists and physicians from dispensing certain types of drugs if there is doubt the drugs were prescribed following a physical exam.

What did physical therapist say about never squatting again?

Last year he also tore his left rectus femoris falling down in his driveway. The doctor who performed his surgery told him he’d never squat again. His physical therapist told him the same. I knew better.

Can a physical therapist tell you you won’t lift again?

As a lifter, I’ve heard many stories of doctors (and sometimes physical therapists) informing lifters that their careers were finished or that they’d never be able to perform a certain lift ever again. Rarely is this advice appropriate. Doctors and physical therapists are overly cautious due to liability issues.