Is Thoracic Spinal Manipulation effective for treating subacromial impingement shoulder pain?

Subacromial impingement syndrome Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders seen by physical therapists with many potential contributing factors and researched treatment methods. Among various causes of shoulder pain or pathologies studied, subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most frequently reported. It is difficult to differentiate SIS […]

Achilles Tendinopathy; clinical practice guidelines.

Achilles tendinopathy Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is most common among individuals engaged in recreational or competitive activities. The annual incidence of AT in runners has been reported to be 7% to 9%. Studies have reported a higher prevalence of Achilles tendinopathy as age increases with the mean age between 30 and […]

Patellofemoral pain; classification and PT management

Despite a number of studies, ‘patellofemoral pain syndrome’, previously described as the” black hole of orthopedics” by Dr. Scott Dye, is still one of the most irritable condition causing dysfunctions for patients and confusion for clinicians. Although non-operative treatment has established as the initial form of treatment for patellofemoral disorders, […]

Plyometric training is not a jump training; Training guidelines

The main challenges of creating and implementing the plyometric training are; Preparing an athlete for training base-level requirements. Choosing correct exercise, and technique. Choosing correct intensity and progression of intensity. Eligibility criteria for plyometric training Not many studies have done to form the definite clinical guidelines on training baseline requirements […]

Plyometric Training is not a Jump Training.

I practiced plyometric training for myself and prescribed this training for many amateur and professional athletes. I was practicing and prescribing this effective technique in a wrong or ineffective way for a while until I decided to dig into it more and justify my work with scientific rationale. I believe […]