Hip Pain: Return to Sport Considerations

Pre-arthritic hip pain is a common occurrence among athletes, especially those competing in ice hockey1 and field-based team sports (soccer, rugby, and football).2 While this area receives less attention than knee or shoulder injuries, current research is beginning to improve diagnosis and treatment of both intra-articular and extra-articular hip pathology. But, what about return to sport? What the Literature Says Determining…

Evidence-Based Strength Training: Gluteus Medius, An Update

To build upon my previous post regarding Evidence-based Strength Training of the Gluteus Medius, I wrote the following article for MedBridge Education... Pain and Gluteal Strength The gluteal musculature has been implicated in many different pathologies due to its potential impact on lower extremity biomechanics. During weight bearing, the femur moves about a fixed patella and…

CEU Review: Orthopedic Excellence: The Spine

Course Title: Orthopedic Excellence: The Spine Faculty: Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT and Eric Hegedus,PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS Overview: Orthopedic Excellence: The Spine is a course series offered through the online continuing education company MedBridge Education. The series is broken into three regions (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar) and two categories (evaluation and treatment). All courses, excluding…

Differential Diagnosis: Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior (SLAP) Lesions

The following is another article written for the online, video-based physical therapy continuing education company MedBridge… Amongst overhead throwing athletes, there are several injuries that typically come to mind, and at the top of that list is the Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesion. While this is not an overly common injury for the general population,…

What to Read: July 2014

Blog Posts "We Need to Educate and Interact - With Ourselves and Our Patients", by Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, DAC "Utility of the Head Thrust Test to Investigate Vestibular Function: A Clinical Pearl", by Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS "Repeated Motions Exam and Treatment: Why You Should Be Using It", by Chris Fox…

CEU Review: MedBridge Education's Patient Care HEP

Patient education and the instruction of a home exercise program (HEP) is of utmost importance to clinicians in order to obtain positive patient outcomes and to improve compliance. Recently, MedBridge Education rolled out their Patient Care Portal, which includes a HEP and Patient Education materials. I have had the opportunity to use this software for…

What Are We Missing? The Influence of Fatigue.

The following is another article written for the online, video-based physical therapy continuing education company MedBridge… Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to re-injury and return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and the results continue to be less than exceptional. A recent case series of elite collegiate athletes who suffered ACL injuries…