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Physical Medicine vs Physical Therapy

Physical Medicine vs Physical Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
When you are in chronic pain after suffering an accident or injury that may have caused long-term disability, and are in need of extensive treatment, there are a variety of specialists you can choose from to help you recover. While some people may be able to recuperate on their own, it’s often required by physicians to get professional help, either from a physiatrist or physical therapist. Both professions are closely related, but there are distinct differences. Here is a guide to help you distinguish between the two, and give you more information about available treatment options.

How Physical Therapy Helps Breast Cancer Patients

How Physical Therapy Helps Breast Cancer Patients

by Stephanie Meadows
Cancer is a devastating diagnosis that no one wants to hear, and it can change the whole landscape of a person’s life in an instant. Well, breast cancer is one of the deadliest and most common types of cancer affecting women today. Statistics have shown that at least one in eight women will get a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

Rehabilitation Specialist Vs Physical Therapist

Rehabilitation Specialist Vs Physical Therapist

by Stephanie Meadows
Recovery from orthopaedic injury normally requires a three-step process, which includes pain relief and inflammation reduction, treatment, and rehabilitation. Physical therapy involves the restoration of function, allowing you to regain your independence in the safest and most effective way possible. Rehabilitation is the process that assists a person in recovering from a serious injury, while physical therapy will help with strength, mobility and fitness.

Chiropractors vs. Physical Therapy

Chiropractors vs. Physical Therapy

by Stephanie Meadows
With about 65 million Americans suffering from back pain, it's the second most common reason for medical visits. Back pain can be debilitating, and it can be difficult to know where to go for help when you are in pain with mild injuries, soft tissue damage, whiplash, back and neck pain, headaches, migraines, carpal tunnel, and sports injuries. The real question is, should you see a medical doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, or an orthopedic surgeon for your musculoskeletal pain? Identifying the cause of your pain is the first step to solving it, therefore a proper diagnosis is essential.

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Help Alleviate Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Help Alleviate Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Patients with mild to moderate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can work with the physical and occupational therapists at OACM to help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort associated with the condition. Thomas Perone, DPT, MTC, Director of Physical Therapy at Mid Atlantic Sports Therapy and Rehab, an affiliate of Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland and occupational therapist, Beth Kozera, OTR, CHT, work with patients on effective exercises and stretches to help minimize discomfort and manage carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms.

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For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.