This article discusses the role that the relatively new treatment modality of radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) can play in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. The study presents empirical evidence on the benefits of RSWT in the short term for treating lower limb injuries as measured by perceived reduction in pain and increased functional mobility. This article highlights how effectively RSWT can be used in the early treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the importance and continued use of traditional rehab modalities following RSWT. You can test your knowledge of the subject using our elearning assessment and include the resulting certificate in your CPD portfolio, as well as print out our professionally produced patient information leaflet to give to your patients.
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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
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This is the third article in the series on the management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) using Postural Restoration techniques. In this article I propose a method of managing FAI using Postural Restoration Techniques. In the first article in this series I explained the biomechanics of lumbo-pelvic-femoral dysfunction as it relates to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and as understood by the Postural Restoration Institute and in the second article I propose biomechanical mechanisms and rationale for both CAM and pincer types of FAI.
This article outlines a practical and evidence-based framework that shows individuals who support athletes how to promote positive responses to performance pressure. The ability to deal with pressure is one of the most important things an athlete can develop, and in this article I introduce, explain and practically demonstrate the concept of ‘tipping the balance’. This concept offers simple and effective strategies for enabling your athletes to react well to pressure, bringing together contemporary research evidence and practical experience. Use the certificated elearning assessment as proof of continuing professional development along with the group chat topics as a way of consolidating your understanding and sharing this knowledge with your colleagues.
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 popular sections of content aimed at saving you time and money not having to trawl the research journals!
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the worst knee injuries to sustain in sport, with less than 50% of athletes returning to sport in the first year following surgery and high rates of reinjury. The process for either reducing ACL injury risk or rehabilitating a patient following an ACL repair, are essentially the same. This article outlines the risk factors for ACL injury, provides tools to help you assess injury risk and recommends strategies for rehabilitation as well as for injury prevention. To help you visualise the function of the ACL we have included four animations that bring the anatomical structure and the injury mechanism to life. You can use the certificated elearning assessment or the ‘journal club’ style group discussion questions at the end of the article as part of your continuing education portfolio and you can support your clients with the two printable patient hand-outs, one covering information on ACL injury and reconstruction and the other giving early stage rehabilitation exercises.
This article is the forth in a series from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook (See the ‘Contents panel’ for further details) and takes the reader step-by-step through the process of clinical reasoning and how it aids the identification of the tissue that is the source of the patient’s problems. Combined with a knowledge of common clinical conditions, this process allows the therapist to predict a diagnosis, to direct appropriate treatment at the source of symptoms, and helps in the creation of relevant rehabilitation processes for restoring full functional capacity.
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