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 […]

Exercising Cancer Patients? Some considerations to exercise prescription

Speck et al performed a systematic review of controlled physical activity in cancer survivors. The study reviewed 82 research works and showed a significant effect of exercises in cancer survivors, during and after treatment. A large effect was shown on upper and lower body strength and a moderate effect on […]

Consensus statement on concussion in sport; Berlin, October, 2016.

A must read and must download resource on concussion in sport. Consensus statement on concussion in sport – the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016. Click below links to download free available PDF files. 2017 Concussion in Sport Consensus Statement “The 2017 Concussion in […]

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 […]