89 patient evaluations for Physical Therapy (PT)

StrkL
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StrkL
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jun 25, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Freezing of gait: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Dystonia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I am putting this in a separate category from my regular workout routine. I do this to reduce dystonia and to reduce freezing. My Home Physical Therapy consists of 5 things: 1. Balance exercises; 2. Walking with weights; 3. Walking on my heels; 4. Walking on my toes; 5. Walking backwards and sideways. Here are the descriptions of what I do: 1. Balance exercises A. Every other day, I swing a 10-lb dumbbell around my waist while standing on one leg -(2 sets of 60 sec each on left leg, one set of 60 sec on right leg). The other day I do the exercises on a wobble board. Most day I also attempt to stand on each leg for 60 sec with my eyes closed (I stand in a corner and put my hands out for balance.B. Spins I spin clockwise once, then counter-clockwise once; then I spin CW twice and CCW twice; then CW three times and CCW three times; then CW five times and CCW five times. I do A before the rest of my workout; I do B before and after. 2. Walking with weights A. I walk with 20-lb dumbbells for about 5 minutes before the rest of my workout. Most days I also walk with 10-lb dumbbells for 5 minutes before the rest of my workout. 3. Walking on my heels. I walk on my heels for five minutes after my workout. 4. Walking on my toes I walk on my toes for about five minutes every other day after the rest of my workout. 5. Walking backwards and sideways. Most day I walk backwards for five minutes, walk sideways to the left for five minutes, and walk sideways to the right for five minutes. I do this after the rest of my workout.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 10, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Freezing of gait: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Dystonia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I am putting this in a separate category from my regular workout routine. I do this to reduce dystonia and to reduce freezing. My Home Physical Therapy consists of 4 things: 1. Balance exercises; 2. Walking with weights; 3. Walking on my heels; 4. Walking on my toes: Here are the descriptions of what I do: 1. Balance exercises A. I swing a 10-lb dumbbell around my waist while standing on one leg -(2 sets of 30 sec each on right leg, 2 sets of 60 sec each on left leg). B. Standing on wobble board (2 sets of 30 sec each on right leg, 2 sets of 60 sec each on left leg). C. Spins I spin clockwise once, then counter-clockwise once; then I spin CW twice and CCW twice; then CW three times and CCW three times; then CW five times and CCW five times. I do A and B before the rest of my workout; I do C before and after. 2. Walking with weights A. I walk with 15-lb dumbbells for 2-3 minutes B. I walk backward with 5-lb dumbbells for 2-3 minutes I do A and B before the rest of my workout. 3. Walking on my heels A. I walk on my heels for one minute before the rest of my workout B. I walk on my heels for five minutes after I'm done 4. Walking on my toes I walk on my toes for about a minute before the rest of my workout
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 25, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Dystonia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I follow a specific program to reduce my dystonia. See http://home.earthlink.net/~strkl/ for it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Dystonia: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: My dystonia is worse in my left foot. It becomes pigeon-toed (pointing inward), and tends to twist so that I land on the outside of my foot when walking. In fact, I need to be careful that my ankle doesn't roll over (twisting my ankle). If I concentrate on landing more to the inside of my foot, and trying to keep my foot straight, I can continue to walk for a while. I've worked up to the point where I can walk for a mile or more this way. And I've found that I seem to have built up resistance to dystonia. I can exercise at higher intensity, or for a longer time, before getting dystonia. It used to be that once I went into dystonia, I would have to stop walking or running and finish my workout on an exercise bike or elliptical machine. And I would not be able to walk normally until I took my next dose and waited 30 to 60 minutes for it to take effect. (And it would be preferable to take my next dose immediately, or it would take two hours for me to come on then.) But now, even after pushing through the dystonia, once I shower and change, my dystonia is gone, and I can take my medication on my usual schedule. I do this as part of my regular exercise routine, not as Home Physical Therapy. I've just entered it this way because it seems to be the only way I can do so. I wrote about this in more detail at http://www.patientslikeme.com/forum/pd/topics/100055?post_id=1535080#post-1535080
Cost: < $25 monthly

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whatacall
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whatacall
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Little
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: little
Description:F53y
FM:2y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 10, 2014 (Started Sep 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Herniated disks in lower back, L4 and L5: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Back pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in shoulders: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 360 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: have to keep the muscles moving
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 4, 2013 (Started Sep 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Plantar fasciitis (painful foot): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Broken Bone: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Back pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in shoulders: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendinitis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 360 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Helps with after surgery to be able to do more than if I hadn't done it. Breathing in and out helps with minor pain to cool down muscles. Don't go and drive if you are taking pain meds cause you can be charged with DUI.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 20, 2013 (Started Sep 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Plantar fasciitis (painful foot): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Broken Bone: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Back pain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in shoulders: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendinitis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 360 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: no pain no gain doesn't work with fibromyalgia start low go slow does must believe in your own power to heal yourself from management of pain and stretching muscles and tendons and ligaments. went from constantly being in pain to intermittent pain daily and given me the chance to exercise daily or 5 days a week it does help sometimes just sweating helps the pain. I can or I will sometimes happens in your vocabulary to yourself and others after therapy.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 19, 2013 (Started Sep 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in shoulders: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Plantar fasciitis (painful foot): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Broken Bone: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Back pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tendinitis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Cost: $200+ monthly

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trice
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trice
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 44y
  • Duration: 31 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
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I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Aug 22, 2013 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 270 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Jul 18, 2011 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Apr 18, 2011 (Started Apr 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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lbarbeedoll
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 18, 2013 (Started Jul 18, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 90 min Weekly

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Trying Me
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Trying Me
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 60
Condition: Osteoarthritis 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Osteoarthritis

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Jul 15, 2013 (Started Jun 05, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in cervical neck area: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Listen to your Doctor

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Kenny516
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Kenny516
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 37
Condition: Atypical Facial Pain 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: vg
I have:
Atypical Facial Pain

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Jan 1, 2013 (Started Nov 11, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

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LifesGardener
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LifesGardener
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 15, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 135 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: The damage to my shoulder was too severe for PT to Have much benefit.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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chasmengr
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chasmengr
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Nov 12, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for gait training: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bursitis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Ataxia (lack of coordination): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 21, 2011 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for gait training: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Ataxia (lack of coordination): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Osteoarthritis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 30 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 27, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for gait training: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Ataxia (lack of coordination): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: for shoulder pain. PT had me stop doing certain exercises while working out.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Rick N
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Rick N
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jun 2, 2012 (Started May 05, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Physical therapy is a wonderful exercise in understanding what muscles need the most stretching and strengthening. If it keeps me from going back to the wheelchair, it is worth it. I will follow up by joining the facility for workouts in the upper body also. Everyone with MS should consider this as a vital part of the MS progression.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 19, 2012 (Started May 05, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Weakness in legs: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: My legs are beginning to weaken and loss of balance increasing. Vetigo
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Lakotawoman
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Lakotawoman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F47y
FM:3y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 6, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Physical therapy helped me to learn stretchs that I do before getting out of bed in the morning to help decrease the pain I feel when I first get up in the morning. This helped with the stiffness I felt. A day or so after physical therapy I would flare up and be in more pain than what I originally was in. I loved the pool exercises and they helped a lot but the cool water was a problem. Some days the pool water was so cold to me that I would flare from it.

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