Friday, 26 February 2016

Michael Milnes - Physical Therapy Mistakes

Michael Milnes is a trusted physical therapist in his Rochester, Minnesota, area. He has won several awards and has more than two decades of experience. Unfortunately, though, not all physical therapists are as trustworthy and capable as Michael Milnes. Many can hinder a patient’s recovery instead of helping it by making treatment mistakes. Some mistakes to watch for in a physical therapist include:
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  • Lack of Patient Education – When you speak with a physical therapist, he or she should educate you on what is wrong and what is being done to fix it. Proper patient education allows you to better understand your injury and how to improve your condition when you are not with your physical therapist.
  • Inconsistent Check-Ups – Physical therapy check-ups should take place at least every thirty days or every ten visits. They should also be consistent so that your therapist can tell if your treatment is working and making the progress that it should. Physical therapists who do not perform consistent check-ups often overlook issues and hinder patient recovery.
  • Dislike of Other Professionals – Physical therapists who are just in the practice for the money often dislike other professionals, but to ignore the benefits of other treatment is to hinder their patients. Your physical therapist should be able to recognize when a chiropractor, acupuncturist or other professional could speed your recovery.
Michael Milnes and other quality physical therapists have often been recognized by their communities and are well-qualified for their positions. Looking for someone equally-respected can help you avoid professionals who would make mistakes like those above.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Michael Milnes - When to See a Physical Therapist

Michael Milnes is a seasoned physical therapist who entered the field after his interest was sparked by his own physical therapy treatments. He was injured during football and required physical therapy to return to good health. All physical therapy needs are not as apparent as the injury that Michael Milnes suffered, though. The following are just some of the many signs that can tell you that you need a visit to a physical therapist:

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  • Lingering Pain – When you suffer an injury, no matter how minor it seems, pay attention to the pain that it causes. Also, stay off of your injury so that it has time to heal. If your injury continues to cause you pain after four to five days of rest and recovery, it’s time to work with a physical therapist. Lingering pain is a sign that something is wrong. 
  • Pain Killers Don’t Work – If you’re taking pain killers for an injury, but you’re still experience pain, you might have an issue that could benefit from physical therapy. Pain killers should be able to handle most physical issues, and if they cannot, it is a sign that something is wrong with your body. 
  • Sharp, Acute Pain – Whenever you experience sharp, acute pain in an area, you should take notice. Sharp pain is often indicative of a serious injury like a stress fracture or a pulled muscle.
Michael Milnes and other physical therapists will typically provide a consultation for a low price or even for free so that you can assess whether or not you are in need of treatment.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Michael Milnes - Physical Therapy to Help with Autism?

Michael Milnes tells his clients of the many different types of issues physical therapy can help. It is common for people to be misinformed and think it is just for sports injuries and car accidents. But physical therapy can do so much more. Michael Milnes was inspired after his own physical therapy treatment by seeing the wide range of diseases it can help treat. He goes above and beyond, staying up on new research and techniques to help as many people as he can. One of the illnesses some people may not realize a physical therapist can help with is autism.

 Michael Milnes
A physical therapist can help children with autism in a variety of ways. They can of course help by improving their motor skills like throwing, catching, jumping, kicking, hopping, and riding a bike. But there are other ways they can make a difference too. With issues like respiratory control and coordination, misalignments with the musculoskeletal system, for example with foot and ankle misalignments and chest wall deformities, improving posture, and developing fitness programs for older children with autism like yoga that may help calm them during stressful situations.

The earlier a physical therapist is involved the better. If you suspect your child is having trouble developing motor skills or muscle tone, you can involve a physical therapist before their first birthday. This will give the child the most time possible with a physical therapist that can help them from the very start. There are also many activities that parents and children can do at home together.

Michael Milnes enjoys helping children at his practice and it often reminds him of the days he wanted to be a physical education teacher.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Michael Milnes - How Physical Therapy Can Help with Arthritis

Arthritis suffers can deal with a lot of pain and discomfort because of their illness. Often times suffers resort to handfuls of medications that can have harmful side effects. But physical therapists like Michael Milnes can offer effective relief, sometimes even reversal of symptoms, without the overuse of dangerous medicines. Michael Milnes is dedicated to helping each and every one of his patients find effective pain relief. He sees many people that have arthritis and is happy to be able to help them live with less pain and increased mobility.

Michael Milnes When a physical therapist sees a patient with arthritis they often set goals like teaching the patient how proper posture and body mechanics during daily common activities can relive pain and improve functionality, recommend products like splints, braces, shoe inserts, and hot or cold therapy for easing joint pain, show you how to properly use canes and walkers, and suggestion simple changes to everyday life that can lessen pain and improve function like ergonomic chairs and cushion mats in your home. These are some of the simple at home products and techniques that physical therapists often employ with arthritis patients. They will often also show your techniques and exercises during the sessions.

These exercises and techniques can be a great foundation for long-term pain treatment and increased mobility. Focus on getting the technique down and practice at home as instructed by the physical therapist in order to maintain proper form.

Michael Milnes helps many clients who suffer from arthritis pain and limited functions. He has seen a drastic improvement in those patients that stick to their exercise and treatment regimen.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Michael Milnes - Different Types of Physical Therapists

Michael Milnes is a general physical therapist that helps patient at his office in Rochester, Minnesota. He chose to open his own practice after earning his doctorate from the University of Minnesota at St. Paul in 1996. Michael Milnes wanted to get right to work, making a difference after graduation and chose not to specialize in any particular area of physical therapy. However, there are a wide variety of physical therapy specialties to choose from. Specializing can help a therapist earn a higher salary and give them unique opportunities for advancement. It can make it more difficult to find a job in their specific discipline, depending on the area they are in. But they are still able to work as a general physical therapist.
Michael Milnes

  • Amputee Rehabilitation: This is one of the more well-known types of physical therapy and many therapists choose to specialize in this field. It not only included learning how to live without the limb, but also how to care for it, and use assistive devices (like prosthetic limbs, canes, or crutches).
  • Osteoporosis Rehabilitation and Prevention: With a high population of the elderly, demand for these type of physical therapists is growing. They work with patients to evaluate and treat osteoporosis in conjunction with the patient’s medical doctor. Treatments will often include weight-bearing and resistance training.
  • Balance, Vertigo, and Dizziness Rehabilitation: For patients that suffer with any kind of dizziness, vertigo or problems with balance; these physical therapists can design programs to increase patient education, walking and balance techniques, posture exercises, and techniques that affect sensory and balance centers of the brain and limbs.
Michael Milnes works hard to help patients with a variety of different skeletal and muscular issues.