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Don't Fit Yourself to Exercises, Fit the Exercises to You

Going along with what I just discussed above, one of the biggest mistakes in training, which trainers and coaches often make, is attempting to fit the individual to the exercises instead of fitting the exercises to the individual. 654 more words

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Abdominal Scar Massage

What amount of scar massage is effective for abdominal scars?

Following a client’s abdominal surgery, a physical therapist may administer scar massage, or teach a client to perform scar massage. 447 more words

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Perineal Tears and Lacerations after Childbirth

The perineum, the area between your vagina and anus, can often tear during delivery in order for your baby’s head to pass through the birth canal. 720 more words

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When you say "He's good to go" - do you really know???

After a patient athlete (an oxymoron if there was ever one!) has had an ACL reconstruction – “ When can I play”  rings in your ears as the treating physical therapist – often (in all likelihood) way too soon  –  Historically, we old timers (better known as PT’s with graying hair) have attempted to use specific isolated measures such as quadriceps strength (concentric and eccentric) which is helpful (actually probably remains one of our best measures with correlation to function of ~.70 + – which means  slightly greater than 50% of total variance is being explained by this single measure) but does not assess the functional contributions of the neurologic (sensory as well as reflexive/sequenced motor recruitment ) nor the multitude of inhibitory or skill factors associated with sport performance adequately.  723 more words

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Examination of distal biceps tendon ruptures can be very difficult.

Examination of distal biceps tendon ruptures can be very difficult.  These injuries nearly always occur in middle-aged men who have incurred a forceful eccentric contraction to the elbow.  184 more words

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Patient's compliance following rotator cuff repair

We probably have all at one point or another wondered about our patient’s compliance following rotator cuff repair and during their post- operative rehabilitation?  How important is patient compliance to the overall outcome of the surgery and subsequent rehabilitation?  246 more words

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Be careful out there: (the great line from Hill Street Blues)

The New England Journal of Medicine says physical therapy is as good as surgery in the treatment of meniscal patients (Katz, JN et al NEJM, 1675-1684 May – 2013). 196 more words

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