injury & rehabilitation

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(…)

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(…)

Ankle sprain management

Ankle sprain management

Van der Bekerom et al 2012 completed a literature review on ankle sprains and brought forth some important information. It is estimated that ankle sprain make up 7-10% of all ER visits. Inversion sprains (twisting the ankle inwards) involves about 25% of musculoskeletal injuries. These account for 53% of basketball and 29% of soccer injuries.(…)