Friday, 27 June 2014

The myth of core stability?!

A very famous subject in all schools of Physical Therapy. Is it true or not? Is it something that can be applied in practise or not? The myth of core stability is a very interesting work by Professor Eyal Lederman. Whether you agree or not, it worths reading it since it stimulates your brain.

Physiotherapy in the Intensive Care Unit

R Gosselink, B Clerckx, C Robbeets, T Vanhullebusch, G Vanpee, J Segers

Abstract: Physiotherapists are involved in the management of patients with critical illness. Physiotherapy assessment is focused on physical deconditioning and related problems (muscle weakness, joint stiffness, impaired functional exercise capacity, physical inactivity) and respiratory conditions (retained airway secretions, atelectasis and respiratory muscle weakness) to identify targets for physiotherapy. Evidence-based targets for physiotherapy are deconditioning, impaired airway clearance, atelectasis, (re-)intubation avoidance and weaning failure. Early physical activity and mobilisation are essential in the prevention, attenuation or reversion of physical deconditioning related to critical illness. A variety of modalities for exercise training and early mobility are evidence-based and must be implemented depending on the stage of critical illness, co-morbid conditions and cooperation of the patient. The physiotherapist should be responsible for implementing mobilization plans and exercise prescription and make recommendations for progression of these plans, jointly with medical and nursing staff.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Sports Hernia Repair Protocol

Sports Hernia Treatment Phase 3A

Athletes who suffer from sports hernia use the following treatment protocol recommended by sports hernia surgeon Jeffery Hoadley, developed in conjunction with Scott Kneller, the Atlanta Falcons PT, DPT and Rehabilitation Coordinator, and Cara Yano, MPT at Atlanta Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.

Monday, 9 June 2014 - Your Back Is Not “Out” and Your Leg Length is Fine

The story of the obsession with crookedness in physical therapy and treatment for chronic pain. A must read for every healthcare professional (and everyone in general).

“Structuralism” is the excessive focus in the physical therapies on crookedness or “mechanical” problems in the body — what I call the biomechanical bogeymen. It is the source of much bogus diagnosis — things like tilted pelvises, short legs, abnormal spinal curvatures, or “misaligned” anything — and the cause of much therapeutic barking up the wrong tree. Such factors are much less important than many people still believe.

Guillain Barre Syndrome - all you need to know in a short video

A wonderful video on Guillain Barre Syndrome by the GBS/CIDP Foundation International.