What could be causing a patient’s painful restriction in right extension quadrant? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Stacy Soappman explores how to determine whether a patient is experiencing a mobility issue or a stability issue. Let us know if you have questions, and if you’d like to set your clinical reasoning skills apart in… Continue reading Is It a Mobility Issue Or Stability Issue in The Lumbar Spine?
This week we recommend taking a look at the following abstract: Koppenhaver SL et al. The association between dry needling-induced twitch response and change in pain and muscle function in patients with low back pain: a quasi-experimental study. Physiotherapy (2016) Objective: To investigate the relationship between dry needling-induced twitch response and change in pain, disability,… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: The association between dry needling-induced twitch response and change in pain and muscle function in patients with low back pain
Abstract: Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care in Patients With Recent-Onset Low Back Pain Randomized Clinical Trial Conclusions and Relevance: Among adults with recent-onset LBP, early physical therapy resulted in statistically significant improvement in disability, but the improvement was modest and did not achieve the minimum clinically important difference compared with usual care.” My Perspective: As… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care in Patients With Recent-Onset Low Back Pain
Abstract: Validation of a Clinical Test of Thoracolumbar Dissociation in Chronic Low Back Pain Authors: Edith Elgueta-Cancino, PT, MPhil1, Siobhan Schabrun, BPhysio (Hons), PhD2, Lieven Danneels, PT, PhD3, Wolbert van den Hoorn, PT, MSc1, Paul Hodges, BPhty (Hons), PhD1 Objective: Preliminary study of concurrent and discriminant validity of a clinical test of thoracolumbar dissociation. Background… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: Validation of a Clinical Test of Thoracolumbar Dissociation in Chronic Low Back Pain
By the age of 26 I had been fighting some type of back pain for years. It had become a normal way of life. I still was able to do most of anything I wanted to until “The Day.” While replacing our garage door, I went to lift the old door when it happened, a… Continue reading 3 Key Concepts to Embrace After 30