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After surgery, there are four phases of the rehabilitation process. Last time we examined Phase 2: Preprosthetic Training.  Today, we will examine Phases 3 & 4: Basic and Advanced Prosthetic Training. Phases 3: Basic Prosthetic Training During the basic prosthetic training phase, the patient will receive an initial prosthesis, and physical therapy will focus on: Gait training Progressive strengthening Balance Prosthetic management. During this phase, it is impor...
Posted on 2018-12-05
After surgery, there are four phases of the rehabilitation process. Last week we examined Phase 1: Post-operative Healing.  Today, we will examine Phase 2: Preprosthetic Training.   Phase 2: Preprosthetic Training In the preprosthetic phase, there are a number of factors that must be considered before the patient can be fitted for a new prosthetic limb. These include: Edema (swelling) control Residual-limb shaping Improved cardiovascular conditioning Strengthening ...
Posted on 2018-11-28
Although the condition is associated with golfers, medial epicondylitis is much more commonly seen in people who are over using their arm doing something else. People who engage repetitive arm movements aretypically susceptible to golfer’s elbow. Last time, we defined golfer’s elbow and discussed causes and symptoms of this painful condition. Thisweek, we will examine recommended treatment options for golfer’s elbow.Treatment Options So what are the treatment alternatives? Me...
Posted on 2018-11-14
“Golfer's Elbow" or medial epicondylitis is an inflammation of the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to theinside of the bone at the elbow. Like tennis elbow, the cause of this condition is usually because of a specificstrain, overuse, or a direct injury. The forearm muscles and tendons inside of the epicondylitis - the elbow joint –become inflamed and injured from overuse. Golfer's elbow occurs most often in the patient’s dominant arm, butcan occur in the non-dominant ar...
Posted on 2018-11-07
It is important that patients understand all their options when seeking medical help for orthopedic problems. In most cases, their first relief option should be physical rather than surgical, or even pharmaceutical. Today, we are seeking to educate patients on the specific specialty areas of physical therapy that provide non-invasive methods of treating many types of injuries. In most cases, physical therapy is the first step to recovery from various physical injuries and may in fact allow the ...
Posted on 2018-10-30
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