Congratulations Heath Slocum!!!!!

We would like to wish Heath Slocum congratulations on winning the Barclays Championship today! Being the 124th ranked player, to win the first FedEx Cup Playoff, and now ranked the 3rd player is absolutely amazing! Please take a look at the video! _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites for your information and use. This information is not intended to replace or modify the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. Please remember that the information and content, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an informational/educational service only and…

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Team Drummond: Supporting the Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

Motion Stability is now a proud sponsor to Team Drummond – a cycling team that raises money for the fight against Multiple Scelorsis. www.biketeamdrummond.com Special thanks to Maggie Gebhardt, PT, DPT, for her passion to support this cause, along with her joy to cycle! _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites for your information and use. This information is not intended to replace or modify the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. Please remember that the information and content, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an informational/educational service…

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Thank you Fellowship Committee

I would like to thank the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) for granting me to become a Fellow of the Academy (FAAOMPT). I look forward in working with the Academy to further our Physical Therapy profession. _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites for your information and use. This information is not intended to replace or modify the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. Please remember that the information and content, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an informational/educational service only and is not designed…

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Specific Exercises for Nerve Pain

In the March 2009 Journal of Orthopaedic Sports and Physical Therapy, Dr. Coppieters demonstrated that specific movement of the nerve caused different lengths of movement along the median nerve, measured by real-time ultrasound imaging. Greatest movement was found with a neurodynamic slider, with less in a neurodynamic tensioner. This helps us with our clinical reasoning process in treatment rationale when selecting specific nerve mobilizations and exercises for nerve rehabilitation, including sciatica and other radiculopathies. _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites for your information and use. This information is not intended to replace or modify the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice…

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Sciatic Nerve Causing Plantar Fascitis?

In the Journal of Orthopaedic Research – September 2006, Coppieters MW, Alshami AM, Babri AS, et al measured the strain and excursion of the sciatic, tibial and plantar nerves with a modified straight leg raise (SLR) test. By bending the ankle into dorsiflexion first before raising the leg, nerve movement at the ankle, particularly the tibial nerve was greatly increased. Clinically, the diagnosis of ‘plantar fascitis’ can be caused by multiple sources, one being sensitization of the tibial nerve which is a branch of the sciatic nerve. Thanks to Dr. Coppieters, as well as other neurodynamic specialists like Michael Shacklock MAppSc, DipPhysio, we now know that movement of nerves occurs greatest where joints move first, a concept called ‘neurodynamic sequencing’….

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AAOMPT conference a success!

I just came back from Seattle, WA for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist (AAOMPT). The confrence was focused on pain, primarily on the new pain sciences that reserachers are beginning to unravel the multiple factors involved in chronic pain. Thanks to all the presenters for sharing your knowledge to help our clinical outcomes! _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites for your information and use. This information is not intended to replace or modify the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. Please remember that the information and content, in the absence of a visit…

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nerves move.

In patient care with complaints of recurring low back pain and sciatica. Patients need to consider that even though pain subsides down the leg through rest or interventions. That the sciatic nerve can become adhered through intraneural edema. And similar to a stiff elbow after removing a cast off it due to a fracture, the elbow may not be as painful but will be very stiff. Likewise, a reduction in symptoms down the leg, does not necessarily mean that the sciatic nerve is mobile. Thorough testing for nerve mobility, that is asymptomatic but could be asymmetrical to the unaffected side, at least from my clinical opinion, could be a factor to recurring sciatica and low back pain. _________________________ Medical Disclaimer:…

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Low Back Pain: Multifidus CSA Changes in Athletes

Hides JA, Stanton W, McMahon S, et al. Effect of stabilization training on multifidus muscle cross-sectional area among young elite cricketers with low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2008;38(3):101-108. This study reinforces previous studies on low back pain, and the need to perform specific stabilization techniques to improve pain and function rated scores. In this study, cross sectional area (CSA) of lumbar multifidus was found to be assyemtrical in size at the L5 level in young elite crickters with low back pain. With specific retraining of the transversus abdominis, pelvic floor, and lumbar multifidus, athletes with low back pain had improvements in CSA and reports in decrease pain. General exercise strategies for core stabilization need to be specified,…

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US Image: Hypotonic Pelvic Floor – SI Pain?

In the adjacent picture is a real-time ultraound image of the pelvic floor. It is a transverse view, meaning the black area is the bladder, and the white layer below is the pelvic floor musculature. Looking at the image, as you can tell, the left side drops down more, like a tear drop, compared to the right side of the picture…which essentially means that the left pelvic floor is ‘hypotonic’. This could mean the muscle is inhibited or de-innervated. Either way..the patient whom I saw this with, has a 5 year history of SI pain on the same side…unable to sit. She has had multiple interventions from physicians and other PTs attempting to improve myofascial trigger points and other things…where…

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PT Research Fundraiser – UQ Integration Course

The Marquette Challenge Conference, “Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Upper Quadrant: An Integrated Approach,” was held on March 14-16, 2008 at Georgia State University. It was put together to raise support for the Physical Therapy Research Foundation. Thank you to guest instructors Josh Cleland, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, and Georgia State Faculty members, Joe Donnelly, PT, DHS, OCS, Deborah Michael, PT, DPT, CPed, Philip Fabrizio, PT, MS, CEAS, and Brian Yee, PT, MPT, Mphty, OCS for coordinating and sharing their clinical specialties. Thank you as well to the Georgia State University students for helping organize this course. We hope to do this again next year! _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites…

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