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 […]

The Impact of Manipulation Therapy on Pain Experience

Bialoskyet al (2008) proposes a model of neurophysiological mechanisms in an attempt to explain the impact of Manipulation Therapy (MT) on pain experience in individuals. Within this model, a ‘spinal cord mediated’ mechanism is considered. This theory is supported by citation of a paper by Maliszaet al(2003) who demonstrated (using MRI) […]

Normal and Abnormal Patterns of Respiration

Respiratory Physiotherapy is an integral part of ay rehabilitation protocol. Respiratory physiotherapy is the foremost therapeutic intervention to any rehabilitation program following prolonged bed rest due to whatever cause of illness or injury or surgical intervention. A proper examination of respiration is crucial for effective respiratory therapy. Usually, four parameters […]

ligaments around knee joint

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

    The knee joint being the joint that plays a key role in weight bearing and mobility, joint integrity or stability is one of the most important concern. Thus, it is imperative to know and test knee ligaments during any knee joint assessment. Among several ligaments around knee joint, […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

The knee joint being the joint that plays a key role in weight bearing and mobility, joint integrity or stability is the most important concern. Thus, it is imperative to know and test knee ligaments during any knee joint assessment. Among several ligaments around knee joint, four deserve special attention […]

Physiotherapy in Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue covering different internal organs. The most common lining affected is the outer lining of the lungs and chest wall. Other areas commonly affected are the lining of the abdominal cavity, the sac surrounding the […]