28 Aug 2017
You only need to look as far as the research into Regional Interdependance (Wainer et al, 2007; Sueki et al, 2013; Cleland et al, 2005; Powers, 2010) to support the use of a whole body assessment in musculoskeletal conditions, but it's great when you have a case that demonstrates this quite clearly. Mr M is a 64 year old lawyer who presented with a 5 day history of worsening low back pain whi ..
25 May 2016
Mr M presented with acute onset of left knee pain following an incident at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the previous day. He now reported significant pain and limitation with walking, moving from sit to stand and transferring in and out of the car. He was also unable to continue with his Jiu Jitsu training. Mr M’s main goals: (self rated as 10/10 being pain free and full function) 1. ..
20 Apr 2016
Knee pain is one of the most common conditions people experience, and it can be particularly annoying for the recreational or competitive runner. It can be felt at the front, sides or behind the knee, with the most common area being the front, around the patella(kneecap). It can affect your walking, going up and down stairs, getting up from a chair, squatting, bending, kn ..
14 Apr 2016
A 12 year old active student presented with a long term left hamstring injury following a fall which was initially assessed on ultrasound scanning as a partial muscle tear. He was frustrated at not being able to return to soccer or tennis without frequent flare ups. He was sore after exercising at training and at the end of the school day. The young man tested weaker for left hamstring str ..
15 Feb 2016
Mrs H is a 37 year medical specialist who presented with 6 month history of left sided buttock pain and tightness during and after running. She had been increasing her running volume over this time as she was training for a half marathon and also wanted to soon tackle the marathon. The pain was localised to the left buttock with some spread into the back of the left thigh. It would al ..
10 Nov 2015
Mr B, a 36 year old keen runner, presented with a several month history of left lower back and hip pain, which he was noticing with bending, lifting, prolonged sitting and running distances greater than 6-8km. Mr B’s main goals: (self rated as 10/10 being pain free and full function) 1. To sit and drive for greater than an hour without pain (6/10) 2. To bend painfree ( ..
13 Apr 2015
Mrs M, a 62 year old retired housewife, initially presented with a long history of right shoulder pain and major movement restrictions diagnosed as a frozen shoulder. She had had a hydrodilatation to improve the range without any further advice. She also had neck stiffness and significant movement restrictions of her left shoulder following a previous frozen shoulder. Mrs M. main goals: (self ..
05 Sep 2014
Ms. B, a 39 year old social worker spending a lot of hours at the computer every week, presented with a 2 month history of right shoulder pain and major movement restrictions. The pain started gradually without any specific injury. The ultrasound of the right shoulder showed supraspinatus tendinosis (rotator cuff muscle) and subacromial bursitis indicating inflamed structures in the shoulder w ..
28 Apr 2014
Mr. T, a 31 year old sales manager presented with a 6 month history of R leg pain, focussed around the mid hamstring area. There had been no specific injury, but Mr T reported that he did a lot of driving and sitting for work. He also reported some soreness in his R shoulder after playing squash. He had regular massage for these areas which gave him temporary relief, but the problem was not ..
14 Nov 2013
Mr C is a 42 year old technician who presented with a 1 year history of L ankle pain, stiffness, a feeling of swelling and difficulty wearing his work boots. He was in good general health and a CT scan of his ankle had been clear. Mr C was quite distressed about his left ankle and his right ankle had also recently been painful. He feared he may not be able to continue working and support ..