All you people who are now working from home since the last few months reaching out to me with neck and low back issues, I got you covered. I know you miss your ergonomic desks but until we all get back to it, here are some strategies to decrease the chances to have that dreaded neck and back pain your collogues keep complaining about. Here’s part one.
I made a video on Radial Nerve neurodynamics based on my experiences in my office seeing a few patients coming in with pain in the posterior aspect of the arm and lateral aspect of the elbow (common extensor origin) area broadly. When I see those areas my mind gravitates towards pattern recognition and this pattern directs me to assess the radial nerve first. I test dermatomes, myotomes, reflexes, special tests etc. I made a video of one of those ULTT’s along with some radial nerve neurodynamics. Hope you find this helpful.
(PS- this video is part of a full online neck program series that I am working on. Its the biggest project i have undertaken since I started writing this blog back in 2014. I will try and cover most aspects of neck pain in terms of physio assessment and treatments that I utilize in my own practice. Feel free to reach out on my facebook or instagram accounts to chat with me about the program more).
Here’s a new video I made for my office Back on Track Physiotherapy and Health Centres-Westboro on some foam rolling routine. I often use the foam roller on myself and prescribe it to a lot of my patients for mobility and soft tissue work. Here are some of my favourites! Hope you enjoy.
This post is for everyone. Technique Tuesday 8 explores hip hinging. Learn to move and lift correctly from the hips to avoid excessive pressure on the low back. I do want to mention that arching from the lower back to bend forward is not going to blow out your back, this is a natural movement. However, if you do it repeatedly, over and over again (due to work or any other reason) or you lift heavy weights with that posture, you could increase the chances of injuring your lower back. Here you go-
This blog post is dedicated to my clinical thought process when assessing patients with suspected shoulder impingement. I have broken it down to three different videos with explanation. Hope it helps.
In this video, I describe shoulder impingement and its types-
2. Here I discuss different causes for different kinds of shoulder impingement-
3. In this last video, I discuss certain examination points specific to the conditions like subjective history, site of pain & special tests-
What are your thoughts on this topic? Did I miss some points that you incorporate in your assessment and clinical reasoning? Comment on either WordPress, Facebook, instagram or YouTube to start a discussion. Also, follow me on these platforms for more physiotherapy and rehabilitation related content.
Since most of us are working from home on our makeshift workstations/couches etc there are too many sore necks and backs going around. Here’s a new video to hopefully keep you away from those statistic. Hope it helps.