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Acute Poliomyelitis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Acute poliomyelitis is a disease of the anterior horn motor neurons of the spinal cord and brain stem caused by poliovirus. Flaccid asymmetric weakness and muscle atrophy are the hallmarks of its clinical manifestations, due to ...

Adductor Strain: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: An adductor (groin) strain is a common problem among many individuals who are physically active, especially in competitive sports. The most common sports that put athletes at risk for adductor strains are football, soccer, hockey, basketball, ...

Adult Physiatric History and Examination: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabi
Overview: and Physiatry (pronounced fizz ee at' tree) is the term used to describe the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation and is derived from 2 Greek words physikos (physical) and iatreia (art of healing). Physical medicine ...

Alcoholic Neuropathy: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: The development of peripheral neuropathy, specifically, the formation of primary axonal sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy, is a risk for persons who have consumed large quantities of alcoholic beverages over an extended period of time. Symptoms of alcoholic ...

Allen's Cognitive Levels Claudia Allen's OT Page
Cognitive Level Research, Claudia Allen FAOTA, Geriatrics, Occupational therapy resource, OT, Cognition, Allen Conferences,

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common type of adult-onset motor neuron disease. Adult-onset motor neuron diseases are a group of neurologic disorders that present in adult life and are characterized primarily by progressive degeneration ...

Ankle Sprain: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: A large percentage of musculoskeletal injuries observed in the outpatient setting involve the ankle. Sprains constitute 85% of all ankle injuries. Of these, 85% are inversion sprains. Up to one sixth of participation time lost from ...

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitatio
Overview: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) originates from the tibial plateau just medial and anterior to the tibial eminence. The ACL tracts from the tibia superiorly, laterally, and posteriorly, to its insertion on the posterior aspect of ...

Aquatic Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
Aquatic Physical Therapy provides a multidisciplinary approach to physical therapy and rehabilitation; healthcare professionals; excellent means of relieving stress and revitalizing oneself..

Aquatic Therapy, Aquatic Rehabilitation - Aquatic Resources Network
The one-stop aquatic therapy resource.

Assistive Devices to Improve Independence: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehab
Overview: Assistive devices to improve independence can be classified as follows: Assistive devices for mobility/ambulationAssistive devices for activities of daily living (ADL) and self-careAssistive devices for hearing, vision, and safetyAssistive devices for mobility/ambulation can be referred to as ...

Autonomic Dysreflexia in Spinal Cord Injury: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Reh
Overview: Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a syndrome of massive imbalanced reflex sympathetic discharge occurring in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) above the splanchnic sympathetic outflow (T5-T6). Anthony Bowlby first recognized this syndrome in 1890 when he ...

Becker Muscular Dystrophy: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Becker and Kiener initially described Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) in 1955.1, 2 BMD is an inherited disease with a male distribution pattern and a clinical picture similar to that of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). BMD ...

Biceps Rupture: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Tendon ruptures of the biceps brachii, one of the dominant muscles of the arm, have been reported in the United States with increasing frequency. Ruptures of the proximal biceps tendon make up 90-97% of all biceps ...

Biceps Tendinopathy: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Biceps tendinopathy describes pain and tenderness in the region of the biceps tendon. The biceps musculotendinous junction is particularly susceptible to overuse injuries, especially in individuals performing repetitive lifting activities.1 This condition is often diagnosed ...

Bladder Management: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: In the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation, voiding disorders are usually a result of neurologic conditions, such as spinal cord injury (SCI) or disease, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), or ...

Botulinum Toxin in Pain Management: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitati
Overview: Diagnosis and treatment of painful muscle syndromes can be a difficult and frustrating task for any clinician. Typically, the mainstay of therapy for such conditions is therapeutic exercise, analgesics, and a tincture of time. Unfortunately, not all ...

Botulinum Toxin, Overview: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Botulinum toxin (abbreviated either as BTX or BoNT) is produced by Clostridium botulinum, a gram-positive anaerobic bacterium. The clinical syndrome of botulism can occur following ingestion of contaminated food, from colonization of the infant gastrointestinal tract, or ...

Bowel Management: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Neurogenic bowel dysfunction is common. This condition encompasses both medical consequences and quality of life issues. Neurogenic bowel dysfunction is common in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and ...

Brachial Neuritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Brachial neuritis (BN) is a rare syndrome of unknown etiology affecting mainly the lower motor neurons of the brachial plexus and/or individual nerves or nerve branches. BN usually is characterized by the acute onset of excruciating ...

Brown-Sequard Syndrome: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Charles Edouard Brown-Sequard (1817-1894) was a remarkable man who is remembered primarily for his contribution to neurology. He was a prolific researcher and writer, publishing 577 papers during his lifetime. The finding for which he became ...

Burn Rehabilitation: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Until recently, survival was the only gauge of success in managing serious burn cases. More recently, the overriding objective of burn care has become reintegration of the patient into the home and community. This goal has extended ...

Calcaneal Bursitis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Pain at the posterior heel or posterior ankle is most commonly caused by pathology at the posterior calcaneus, the Achilles (calcaneal) tendon, or the associated bursae. The following bursae are located just superior to the insertion ...

Cancer and Rehabilitation: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: Cancer Rehabilitation Cancer as a disease process reminds us often unexpectedly of our mortality. It frequently compromises our patient's vitality. It is also a burden emotionally and physically on family, friends, significant others, community, and other social resources.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Overview: BackgroundCardiac rehabilitation aims to reverse limitations experienced by patients who have suffered the adverse pathophysiologic and psychological consequences of cardiac events.Cardiovascular disorders are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the industrialized world, accounting for almost ...

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