Reducing dislocated shoulders

Reducing dislocated shoulders

Shoulder dislocations are a relatively rare occurrence (0.08 per 1000) but feature disproportionately frequent among active men under the age of 30, doctors are reducing their dislocations and then sending them off to rehab for stabilization and retraining. The two popular methods to reduce shoulders are the Kocher and the Milch. Kocher’s can be seen(…)

General or specific treatment for low back pain

General or specific treatment for low back pain

One of the major problems in rehabilitation is a method of repeatedly testing and classifying patients so as to correctly direct treatment and reassess. A recent push for outcome measures pre and post treatment has been made in most rehabilitative areas however until there is both widespread adoption and widespread data indicating that these measures(…)

Lumbar disc herniation outcomes in pro-athletes

Lumbar disc herniation outcomes in pro-athletes

As discussed previously (here and here) low back pain is a serious and costly injury. In the event of a lumbar disc herniation, it can lead to serious disability. Our technology to rehabilitate, manage and surgically reconfigure the involved structures is getting better and people are leading not only longer but much fuller lives. A(…)

Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral Epicondylitis

Tennis elbow affects 1-3% of the population. I’ve got to say that of all the cases I’ve seen, only 2 clients actually played tennis. Some were drummers, some were rock climbers, some played hockey, one was a competitive shooter, so it’s clearly not restricted to tennis. Patients will generally complain of pain or tenderness on(…)

Anterior shoulder instability

Anterior shoulder instability

Olds et al 2011 wanted to determine how stiffness and strength are affected by an anteriorly displaced shoulder. Recruiting 16 males with unilateral anterior shoulder instability (at least 2 traumatic instances), they used standardized outcome measures- Western Ontario Shoulder Index (discussed here), ASESSSAF, and the Single Alpha Numeric Evaluation. The tell-tale sign of shoulder instability(…)