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  • Punch injuries and metacarpal fractures - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (9 mins)

    This content consists of a 9 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr Mike Hayton is an Orthopaedic Consultant, and his clinical practice is exclusively surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow. In addition he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Human Bone cell research group at the University of Liverpool and also at the University of Salford.

    Mr Hayton has a special interest is sports medicine and treats all aspects of hand and wrist disorders. He is the hand surgeon to over 40 professional sports teams and national sporting bodies, and has been awarded the status of a Founding Fellow in the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (FFSEM UK). He is also an examiner for the Faculty.

    Mr Hayton is a keen teacher and regularly lectures in the UK, Europe and North America. He has been invited to lecture at the American Society of Surgery of the Hand for the last 4 years, including programme chair for a hand and wrist sports injuries session in Chicago in 2012.

    Mr Hayton's research is regularly published in European and American Literature, and he is an examiner for the Intercollegiate Board of Examinations for the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics).

  • Soft Tissue Treatments with Stuart Hinds: Shoulder Girdle Pain Incorporating Arm & Forearm Case Study Masterclass

    This case study on Elbow pain walks us through the assessment dynamics of local elbow dysfunction and how the soft tissues of the upper extremity above the elbow predispose to the overall condition. Stuart demonstrates treatment protocols based on clinical reasoning from the physical assessment which results in resolution of the condition. If you thirst for advanced clinical reasoning in your assessment and treatment these case study videos are unlike any educational series, taking you into the treatment room and picking apart the assessment and treatment rationale (1 hour video).

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Exercises and Advice for Rheumatoid Arthritis [Printable leaflet]

    This patient information leaflet covers exercises and advice for rheumatoid arthritis. The leaflet includes a short overview, along with specific strengthening and stretching exercises and repetition guidelines (which can be changed by practitioners where appropriate).

    The double sided A4 (prints as a 4pp folded A5) full colour leaflet in PDF format is designed to be printed out and handed to your clients and can also be used on your website as part of a "call to action" document download (for more information read our article "Physical therapy website design: 10 homepage essentials for getting new clients"). You can purchase the leaflet individually, as part of the patient information section or as part of a full site subscription. To see a sample of the leaflet please click on the image icon in the media contents box.

    Our Co-Kinetic patient advice leaflets are written and reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and fitness professionals. Every leaflet is peer-reviewed at the very minimum by a professional in each of the following disciplines: physical therapy, manual therapy and exercise/fitness. Where appropriate we may also ask a recognised national charity to review and approve the content.

  • Practical model for managing tennis elbow

    Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a common injury that is notoriously difficult to rehabilitate. This article provides a practical and progressive model for athletes to manage the condition and rehabilitate back to full function. This article is available free of charge until Weds 27th May - just Register to access it.

  • Clustering signs and symptoms to diagnose rotator cuff pathology

    Subacromial impingement (SAI) and rotator cuff (RTC) tears are a common cause of pain and disability of the shoulder and may be both traumatic and non-traumatic in origin. It has been reported that 20–30% of individuals between 60 and 80 years old will present with a RTC tear (1,2). Because of the high prevalence, it is crucial that we understand the best clustering of signs and symptoms to accurately identify when injury to the RTC has occurred. This review assesses the best clustering to screen for this pathology.

  • Do symptoms of pain predict rotator cuff tear severity?

    As we are learning more about the complexity of pain, we are beginning to better understand that the degree of injury does not always relate to the degree of pain. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’. This definition highlights the variability of a painful experience and indicates pain may be a result of actual or potential tissue damage. A recent article published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery sought out to determine if pain levels are related to the severity of rotator cuff pathology (1).