Prescriptions

After tests and an evaluation, a diagnosis may lead to the prescription of exercise, medication, and/or orthotics and prosthetics.

Exercise Prescription

Exercise and physical therapy are vital for the fullest possible recovery from injury and in overcoming chronic pain. An exercise prescription, written by a physiatrist, will be used by a physical therapist to carry out a specific plan of fitness-related activities. The prescription will recommend types of activities, amounts, durations, intensities, and precautions to guide the physical therapist.

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Exercise Prescription

Medication Prescription

When prescription medications are indicated and a part of a treatment plan, Appalachian Physical Medicine will give preference to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for their therapeutic effectiveness against inflammation, pain, and fever. Other pain management medications may be prescribed if or when other treatment options have been fully explored.

Appalachian Physical Medicine (Appalachian Rehabilitation Professionals) is a Certified Pain Management Clinic.

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Pain Management Medication Types

Prescription of Orthotics and Prosthetics

An orthoses is a device (such as a brace or a shoe insert) that improves the movement of a body part and reduces pain and discomfort. Orthotic devices are custom fitted and manufactured for a patient. A prosthesis is an artificial limb. Both orthotics and prosthetics have benefited greatly from modern technological developments, leading to better quality of life for patients.

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Orthotics for Foot Problems - Topic Overview
Prosthesis