We are all experts in how our own body feels but how does this come about and what happens to this when we're in pain? As a clinician you use specific assessment techniques to understand and validate your patient's pain experience. Are these always appropriate or subtle enough?
This article introduces three bedside tests that explore bodily perception: left/right judgement tasks, two-point discrimination, and localisation of touch. These tests help to identify those patients at risk of their pain persisting and where rehabilitation may be failing. Having a better understanding of what helps construct our body perception and how this can change in pain, helps guide the rehabilitation process. This article includes a certificated elearning assessment, videos and a powerpoint presentation.
Register today to access free content
Subscribe to all the content on this page for £30.00
Or view other subscription options. View options
There are some great resources available on social media sites, here are some of the best ones in this quarter's Social Media Watch roundup.
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews a case study concerning low back pain and cancer
In order to treat a patient effectively, the clinician must first make an accurate assessment of the patient’s condition. This article, the third in a series from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook (see the 'Contents... Read More
Catch up on this quarter's essential physical therapy research. Our Physical Therapy Journal Watch brings you all the most important journal discoveries with our own unique Co-Kinetic take-home messages. This is one of our most... Read More
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the increased healthcare usage and costs that seem to be associated with diagnostic imaging, possibly as a result of the ‘labelling effect’.
This article outlines the benefits of muscle energy technique (MET) in the clinical setting and its diverse use in a variety of clinical presentations as well as its versatility in terms of its application (isometric,... Read More
Catch up on this quarter's essential massage therapy research. Our Massage Therapy Journal Watch brings you all the most important journal discoveries with our own unique Co-Kinetic take-home messages. This is one of our most... Read More
This case study describes the conservative management of a runner with iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS), from diagnosis to return to running. In reading this article the audience will be shown how to practically employ the... Read More
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the poor correlation between cervical spine imaging results and the presence of clinical symptoms.
Historically, friction at the lateral femoral condyle has been thought to be the cause of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). This review presents the reader with evidence that, rather than friction, compression of the lateral femoral... Read More
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the correlation between imaging results and low back pain.
Thank you. Your account has been created and you have now been logged in. We will send you an email so that you can set your password for future use.
Unfortunately your current subscription does not include access to the new Co-Kinetic Business Growth and Marketing section. This is either because you have an old legacy Full Site subscription which requires an upgrade or you have another subscription which doesn't include access to the Business Growth element of the site.
This new part of the Co-Kinetic platform is designed to:
To access this new section, we need you to upgrade to add the Business Growth subscription to your account. (more details here).
Don't worry, it's RISK FREE. If you don't wish your subscription to continue after this time, simply
cancel your Business Growth subscription before the trial expires and your original content
subscription will continue as before.