The authors suggest that increased fascial thickness in the lumbar spine of elderly implies that the fascia dynamically adapts to the forces acting upon it.
The Effect of Stretching on Flexibility and Joint Range of Motion
All types of stretching showed joint range of motion improvements over the long term, however, static stretching technique showed the greatest improvement.
Extrapolating from a Research Study – Foam Rolling Increases Joint ROM
I would like to use this research study and article as a launching board for how we interpret and apply the results of a research study.
Decreased Hip Range of Motion and Groin Pain in Athletes
The authors concluded that decreased hip ROM in professional soccer players is associated with more hip pain and groin pain and is associated with previous injuries, independent of the presence of a cam deformity.
What are the signs and symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction?
Because of the tendency of one sacroiliac joint (SIJ) to compensate for the other when motion is dysfunctional, typically both SIJs become dysfunctional.
How do we assess (diagnose) whiplash?
Assessing a whiplash injury from another condition of the neck is straightforward because a whiplash by definition follows a macrotrauma of the neck,
Range of Motion Assessment (& Manual Resistance) – Low Back & Pelvis
This blog post article is part of a series of articles on assessment of the low back and pelvis. Scroll to the end of this article to see the others in this series. Range of Motion Range of motion (ROM) …
Motion Palpation (Joint Play) Assessment of the Neck
Motion palpation is a specific form of passive (pin and stretch technique) assessment that challenges the intrinsic fascial tissue of the joint.
Neck General Orthopedic Assessment: Range of Motion and Manual Resistance
General orthopedic assessment testing includes three assessment techniques, two types of range of motion (ROM) assessment and manual resistance assessment.
Overview of Physical Examination Assessment of the Neck
If a physical examination assessment test creates signs/symptoms of the condition, it is positive and the therapist knows that tissue is unhealthy.
Introduction to Assessment/Diagnosis of the Neck
Before treatment can be given, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of the mechanism behind the musculoskeletal pathologic condition.
Joint Dysfunction of the Cervical Spine
A joint functions to allow motion, so two forms of joint dysfunction exist: Hypomobile joint has restricted motion; Hypermobile joint has excessive motion.
What is Joint Mobilization?
Grades IV and V joint mobilization are essentially pin and stretch technique.
Bone “A” is pinned and then Bone “B” is moved relative to Bone “A.”
What is Manual Therapy?
The following techniques are considered to be Manual Therapy techniques: Massage (Soft Tissue Manipulation), Stretching, Joint Mobilization, Hydrotherapy.
Signs, symptoms, and assessment (diagnosis) of spasmed muscles in the neck
The most common signs and symptoms of spasmed muscles of the posterior neck are pain, a feeling of tightness, and restricted motion.
Signs, symptoms, and assessment of spasmed muscles in the low back
The assessment/diagnosis for low back muscle spasming begins with the verbal history and ROM and orthopedic assessment, and is confirmed with palpation.
Signs, symptoms, and assessment of low back strains and sprains
A low back sprain and strain present a similar clinical picture. The client/patient will have low back spasming and pain, which will increase with motion.
What are the self-care and medical approaches to frozen shoulder?
An easy & effective self-care stretch for frozen shoulder is the “finger walk” on a wall. To warm the tissues, heat should be applied before stretching.
How do we treat frozen shoulder with manual therapy?
Manual therapy stretching and joint mobilization are two essential treatment modalities when working on a client with frozen shoulder.
Signs, symptoms, and assessment (diagnosis) of frozen shoulder
The most common sign of frozen shoulder is decreased GH joint range of motion. Most commonly affected motions are abduction, flexion, and lateral rotation.
What are the causes of frozen shoulder?
Frozen shoulder is a condition in which the glenohumeral joint loses mobility. The two stages are neurogenic frozen shoulder and adhesive capsulitis.
Signs, symptoms, and assessment (diagnosis) of ankle sprain
When an inversion sprain is acute, the typical signs and symptoms are pain and swelling (inflammation) in the lateral ankle near the lateral malleolus.