22 patient evaluations for Physical Therapy (PT) with a cost of < $25

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: mild
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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KatB
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KatB
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Dermatomyositis 42 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Dermatomyositis

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Apr 22, 2012 (Started Jan 18, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Mar 2, 2012 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve flexibility/strength: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 24, 2010 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve flexibility/strength: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

Dec 14, 2010 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve flexibility/strength: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly

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lilybet
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lilybet
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
55 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Feb 23, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in shoulders: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for post-surgical neck lympadema: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in shoulders: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for post-surgical neck lympadema: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F56y
CFS:?y
FM:6y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 1, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 60 min Daily
Advice & Tips: It was very painful to do the physical therapy. I did the therapy every day and it just caused more and more pain. It was mostly stretching and strength excersizes and they caused my muscles to burn terribly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Dec 27, 2011 (Started Jun 20, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in knees: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in upper back: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 180 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Be sure to drink lots of fluids before & after. Also, get lots of rest before and after if your body is telling you! It tires me out enough that sometimes I have to cancel things I may have planned later that day or the next day. I've learned not to plan anything for the rest of the day.
Cost: < $25 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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speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 6, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: none
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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