Physical Disability

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Physical Disability by Mind Map: Physical Disability

1. Medics

1.1. Generally focus on symptoms and signs

1.2. They may notice loss of function

1.3. Not usually in the role of evaluating impact of loss of function

1.4. Make a fundamental assumption that symptom relief leads to improvement of function

1.5. Tend to focus on function of

1.5.1. Limbs

1.5.2. Organs

1.5.3. Joints

1.5.4. Structures

1.6. Pain

1.6.1. They aim for pain relief

1.6.2. However pain relief does not guarantee improved function

2. Lung related

2.1. Shortness of breath

2.2. pain

2.3. risk of pneumothorax

3. Limb functions

3.1. Limitations

3.1.1. Pain

3.1.2. Stiffness

3.1.3. Grinding

3.1.4. Lack of nerve function

3.1.5. Lack of brain function

3.1.5.1. Parkinson's dz

3.1.5.2. Dementia

3.2. Movement

3.2.1. degree of bending

3.2.2. degree of movement

3.3. Weightbearing

3.3.1. Endurance

3.3.2. Amount

3.3.3. Frequency

4. Heart related

4.1. Physical pain or discomfort

4.2. Palpitations

4.3. Thrombotic

4.4. Shortness of breath

5. Sexual

5.1. Decreased libido

5.2. Erectile problems

5.3. Vaginismus

5.4. Nervous problems

5.5. Psychiatric

6. Remedial improvements

6.1. Physiotherapy

6.2. Pain relief

6.2.1. Pain drives people to do something about it

6.2.2. But some people avoid pain relief

6.3. Alternative treatments

6.3.1. Acupuncture

6.3.2. Aromatherapy

6.3.3. Hopi ear candles

6.3.4. Osteopathy & Chiropractic

6.3.4.1. Talk to Simon Singh

6.3.5. Shiatsu

7. Pain relief?

7.1. Strong pain killers?

7.2. Weak pain killers?

8. Medication

8.1. What's a 'strong' dose?

8.2. What factors affect dose?

8.2.1. Age

8.2.2. Weight

8.2.3. Sex

8.2.4. Smoking or not?

8.2.5. Other medications

8.2.6. Lifestyle

8.2.7. Genetics

8.2.8. Diet

8.2.9. Duration of treatment