Physical Medicine Blog

Rhythm, Music and Movement for Parkinson’s:  An Interview with Connie Tomaino

Rhythm, Music and Movement for Parkinson’s: An Interview with Connie Tomaino

April 23, 2019
Lila Corwin, SVP Marketing Communications, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.

The relationship between music and healing has an extensive history, dating back to early civilizations. Today, music interventions are gaining momentum in both research and clinical observation for helping to restore movement in a variety of patient populations.  >>

What Bohemian Rhapsody Teaches Us About Music for Movement Therapy

What Bohemian Rhapsody Teaches Us About Music for Movement Therapy

April 3, 2019
David Wilcox, OTR/L, Clinical Educator

Music has power. It moves us emotionally, psychologically, physically, often without us even knowing. Now, thanks to a growing foundation of research, music is rightfully finding its way into clinical practice. >>

Open Kinetic Chain Exercises after ACL Reconstruction

Open Kinetic Chain Exercises after ACL Reconstruction – Science Says You Can Do It

March 20, 2019
Shannon Wiggins, Senior Sales Account Executive, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.

There is heated discussion among medical professionals about whether or not to do open kinetic chain (OKC) exercises after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. A mountain of new information supports the safe use of open-kinetic chain (OKC) knee extensions after ACL reconstruction (ACLR). With science behind you, you can do it! >>

Why You Should Be Using Knee Extensions After ACL Reconstruction

Why You Should Be Using Knee Extensions After ACL Reconstruction

March 29, 2018
Dennis Treubig PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Many therapists and surgeons refuse to use resisted open-kinetic chain (OKC) knee extensions with patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction (ACLR) for fear of tearing the ACL/increasing laxity.  But when you look at the hordes of research on ACL reconstruction, you can absolutely safely and effectively use knee extensions with this patient population.  In fact, there are many people out there, myself included, who think that refusing to even consider them after ACL surgery is doing a disservice to your patient. >>

When Can I Return To Sport After ACL Surgery?

When Can I Return To Sport After ACL Surgery?

June 2, 2016
Mick Hughes, Physiotherapist and Exercise Psychologist, Melbourne Sports Medicine Center

This question is one that I get asked often by patients who are planning surgery after rupturing their ACL. Unfortunately for my patients, I don’t have an answer that makes them feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

My usual response is a long thoughtful sigh, followed by “How long is a piece of string?”. I also follow that up with the sobering statistic that 80% of ACL reconstruction (ACLR) patients return to some form of sport, 65% return to the same sporting level and only 55% return to sport at a competitive level within 1-2 YEARS post ACLR. >>

Archive

 

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Read More