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, […]

Evidence Based Physiotherapy Approach for Frozen Shoulder. Post III

Read previous posts here: Post I Post II  B) Second phase: adhesive, frozen, stiffness or transitional stage During this stage, there will be no worsening of pain but will be a significant progressive loss of ROM in a capsular pattern. Thus, the treatment protocol is more aggressive. Joint mobilization and […]

Evidence Based Physiotherapy Approach for Frozen Shoulder. Post II

Read Post I here:  Evidence-based physiotherapy approach for frozen shoulder. Post I   Therapist should be able to customize the rehabilitation program based on each individual symptoms and clinical stage of the frozen shoulder A) Initial Phase; acute, freezing or painful stage Since this is a painful stage any activities […]

Evidence Based Physiotherapy Approach for Frozen Shoulder. Post I

Frozen shoulder is a debilitating condition with a painful and significantly restricted range of motions of the shoulder joint. Clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder can lead to disability generally lasting anywhere from 1 – 24 months (Page et al 2010). However, many patients may never fully recover from […]

Clinical Presentation of Adhesive Capsulitis

The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints with an extraordinary range of motion (ROM). Adhesive capsulitis is a benign, self-limiting musculoskeletal condition that has a disabling capability. Adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder causes pain and restriction of ROM of ≥ 25% in at least two […]