27 patient evaluations for Physical Therapy (PT) with a burden rating of Not at all

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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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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SusyQ
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SusyQ
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
PLS

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May 12, 2011 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for PLS (Primary Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Using passive ROM strecthing and ultrasound to loosen muscles and tendons to relieve pain from tight spastic muscles.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 8, 2010 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for PLS (Primary Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Cost: < $25 monthly

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iamarunner
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iamarunner
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Sep 3, 2010 (Started May 20, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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grandma5
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grandma5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 15, 2010 (Started Aug 15, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Walking problems: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Had to stop because insurance would no longer cover it.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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azprincess2010
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azprincess2010
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F44y
FM:18y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 12, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve flexibility/strength: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in legs: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: PT is definitely worth a try. It DID help a little in building my endurance & strength and decreased my level of pain slightly. I still have the exercises at home to do to keep up my progress. I can also sign up for the "after care program" which means I can come and use their gym for awhile a few times a week. It costs $30.00/month.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve flexibility/strength: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in legs: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: PT actually does help in building up weakened muscles, especially in my legs. I am very sore after I leave, though. It works itself out after a hour or so at home. I'm trying to build up strength & endurance for when I have surgery on my back, hopefully the postop course won't hurt
Cost: < $25 monthly

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GracieG
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GracieG
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: b
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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Feb 18, 2010 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Side effects: Pain, Loss of energy, Migraine headaches, Migraine headaches

Nov 3, 2009 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Side effects: Pain, Loss of energy, Migraine headaches, Migraine headaches

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pc4069
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pc4069
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Left Eye : none
Right Eye : moderate
Sensation : severe
Overall : mild
Swallowing : none
Arms : none
Legs : moderate
Bladder/Bowel : moderate
Spinal Cord : mild
I am: g
I have:
NMO

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Jan 30, 2010 (Started Nov 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Pain, Fatigue

Oct 8, 2009 (Started Nov 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Pain, Fatigue

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Nov 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle aches, Pain, Fatigue

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Marshview
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Marshview
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Dec 23, 2009 (Started Nov 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Parkinson's Disease: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I had not realized how badly I walked and moved until my PT evaluation and treatment. PT has helped me regain muscle movement and had helped the leg/foot pain go away.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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