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In our last submission, we discussed the role of the physical therapist in recovering from a bone fracture. This week, we will explore specific rehabilitation methods used by physical therapists to restore strength, range of motion, and mobility after the cast comes off. Rehabilitation Techniques in Physical Therapy Six weeks of limb immobilization typically causes a loss of strength, range of motion and functional mobility. The overall goal of physical therapy after a fracture is to overcom...
Posted on 2018-10-09
This week, we will conclude our examination of post-operative therapy for total hip replacement surgery. We will discuss postoperative instructions to the patient and the prognosis of success of the procedure. Physical Therapy Management Therapy management is defined by the surgical approach and the general state of the patient. Whether the patient desires to gain physical fitness or wishes to recover for recreational activity should also be taken into account when establishing the rehabili...
Posted on 2018-08-07
Patients with osteoarthritis that is particularly severe and unresponsive to the conservative treatments will usually require total hip replacement surgery, also referred to as total hip arthroplasty. Severely degenerated joints can be treated by fusion (arthrodesis) or replacement with an artificial joint (arthroplasty). After surgery, it is extremely important to begin physical therapy immediately. In fact, it is common for physical therapy to begin the day after surgery.   In this seri...
Posted on 2018-07-31
Hip flexor tendonitis, a.k.a: hip tendinopathy, or even more accurately, iliopsoas tendonitis is inflammation of any one of several tendons in the hip, generally associated with degeneration of the tendon. Because tendons tend to have poor circulation, these injuries are often slow to heal.   Last week, we began a study of Hip flexor tendonitis. In Part 2, we will discuss treatment options that can be performed by a qualified therapist and preventive measures the patient can take to avoid...
Posted on 2018-06-11
Hip flexor tendonitis, a.k.a: hip tendinopathy, or even more accurately, iliopsoas tendonitis is inflammation of any one of several tendons in the hip, generally associated with degeneration of the tendon. Because tendons tend to have poor circulation, these injuries are often slow to heal.   This week, we will begin a study of Hip flexor tendonitis. In Part 1, we will discuss common causes and symptoms, and risk factors for hip tendonitis.   Biomechanics The muscle involved with ...
Posted on 2018-06-04

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