Challenge: You are unable to improve mobility in a client with a total knee replacement, despite doing ROM and exercises. They say they are doing their home program, but it is still painfully tight. What do you do?
Question: Is massage therapy effective in reducing symptoms of cervicogenic headache in adults? History of the Case: “DJ” is a 47 year old female with a medical diagnosis of cervicogenic headache post-whiplash injury to her neck, sustained in a MVA on 3/1/07. In the accident, DJ was driving her car at 65mph in highway traffic
Bibliographic Citation: McClure, PW, Flowers, KR. Treatment of Limited Shoulder Motion: A Case Study Based on Biomechanical Considerations. Physical Therapy. 1992(72):929-936 McClure and Flowers presented a case study of a 57 year old woman who sustained a fracture-dislocation of the humeral head (1) They described the patient’s examination, PT interventions used and outcomes to restore
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Manual therapists frequently employ soft tissue mobilization interventions such as massage or myofascial release to reduce symptoms of pain, muscle spasm and trigger points in their clients. There is substantial evidence to support the use of such interventions. In this age of rapidly changing health care policies and managed care limitations on therapy reimbursement, it
Muscle Energy Makes Stretching Easy As the population ages, more people present stiffness as a key component of their physical limitations. How do we meet the demand for improved functional mobility with these patients? To accomplish this goal, therapists must enhance their skills for improving mobility using evidence-based techniques. Muscle energy techniques (MET) are advocated
Challenge: The client with the frozen shoulder presents with the same stiffness as the last two visits. You ask her about her home program. She does not even remember what exercises you taught her. Apparently, she is not complying with the home program. What do you say or do to encourage compliance? This is one
Challenge: The client you treated 8 years ago seeks medical records to document a disability. You shredded their records last year. They are dismayed. What do you do? You can offer to compose a report based on what you remember, if you remember, and provide it to the client. If the client was well-known to