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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
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
Last week, we began in-depth examination of Shoulder impingement syndrome, an injury common in both young athletes and middle-aged people. In Part 1, we discussed common causes and symptoms for this painful condition. In Part 2, we will explore the diagnostic process and treatment options for this particular injury.   Diagnosis Diagnosis of impingement syndrome begins with a medical history and physical exam by a physiotherapist. He will take X-rays to rule out arthritis and which may sh...
Posted on 2018-07-09
Rotator Cuff Impingement, better known as Shoulder impingement syndromeis a condition where the shoulders’ rotator cuff tendons are intermittently trapped and compressed during shoulder movements. It occurs when there is impingement of tendons or bursa in the shoulder from bones of the shoulder. This causes injury to the shoulder tendons and bursa resulting in painful shoulder movements.   This week, we will begin an in-depth examination of Rotator Cuff Impingement, an injury common...
Posted on 2018-07-02

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