Jay S. Patel, MD
Specialty: Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
- physical medicine/rehabilitation
- pain medicine
Location and Office HoursOaktree Medical Centre PC
115 Brushy Creek Rd
Easley, SC 29642
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Medical Mutual of Ohio
- Select Health of South Carolina
- Unison Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Cannon Memorial Hospital
- GHS Patewood Medical Campus
- Greer Memorial Hospital
- Palmetto Health Baptist Easley
What is the role of a physiatrist in stroke rehabilitation?
Natalia Rost, MD, Neurology, answeredA physiatrist is a physician who specializes in physical medicine and stroke rehabilitation. A physiatrist often supervises a team of nurses and therapists to come up with a rehabilitation plan and helps evaluate whether the plan is working.
Do therapists and patients have different stroke rehabilitation goals?
Discovery Health answered
Studies have shown that therapist may be aiming for small steps to help a patient adjust to a disability, while patients may be aiming for a return to their before-stroke functionality.
Reconciling these goals is important, so rehabilitation can be successful. In some cases, a goal may need to be as simple as learning how to properly operate a wheelchair.
How can I treat chronic groin pain?
While chronic groin strains are often difficult to resolve, it is important to determine the exact nature of the injury. Other injuries that mimic groin strains include the “sport” hernia or athletic pubalgia, inguinal hernias or osteitis pubis or an inflammation of the pubic bone where the groin muscles originate. Once a physician or appropriate healthcare provider diagnoses the injury as a groin strain, you may begin pain-free stretching and strengthening of the surrounding musculature.
To stretch the groin, you can perform the butterfly stretch. You will sit on the ground and place the soles of your feet together and try to push your knees to the ground until you feel a stretch. You can also perform a groin stretch by standing up and leaning your weight onto one leg, as if lunging to the side, while keeping the other leg straight. To strengthen the groin, you need to perform hip abduction exercises. This can be done by doing straight leg raises while side lying. You should lie on the affected side, place the foot of the other leg flat on the table in a figure four position and lift the affected leg toward the midline. To make it more difficult, you can add an ankle weight on it or, while standing, wrap a resistance band around your ankle and move the foot across the midline of your body against resistance from the band. To make the exercise harder, you can step farther away so the band provides more resistance, or you can use the next heaviest band.
You can participate in sport as pain is tolerated. In addition, wrapping your groin with an ace bandage can manage the pain by limiting the motion of the limb from painful directions. An appropriate healthcare provider, such as an athletic trainer, can apply a hip spica wrap or assist with purchasing of a commercial brace as well as develop a progressive rehabilitation program for you.
(This answer provided for NATA by the King College Athletic Training Education Program.)
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