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Diagnosis Physical Examination findings Tests / Cluster Treatment plan Status post HNP OK of the Lumbar Spine Provocation in flexion Straight leg raise test (Laseque, Bragard, Neri) Break the fear pattern   Range of motion testing Muscle strength testing Start …

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Diagnosis Physical Examination findings Tests / Cluster Treatment plan Lumbar Arthrodese Which segments/levels are involved Palpate the operation/scarred area Break the fear pattern   Range of motion testing Note the exact operation segments/levels Training in all directions   Testing the …

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Diagnosis Physical Examination findings Tests / Cluster Treatment plan Lumbar Spine Spondylolisthesis Provocation in extension Palpate for a ‘stair’ at the lumbar vertebrae Start training towards flexion   Reduction in deflexion of lumbar spine Muscle strength testing Training local stabilizers …

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Lumbar Spinal Stenosis pathology Spinal Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal with encroachment on the neural structures by surrounding bone and soft tissue.[1,2] Prevalence The prevalence of acquired, so-called “degenerative” lumbar stenosis has been suggested …

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Epidemiology Femoroacetabular impingement Femoro-acetabular impingement FAI also known as hip impingement is characterized by excessive contact between the proximal part of the femur and acetabulum.12 A difference can be made between two different types. The so-called Cam and Pincher impingement. …

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 Epidemiology hip fracture Hip fracture Incidence For women, the incidence of hipfracturesincreased fromtwo per1,000 for65-69year oldsto 28per 1,000for womenaged 85 andolder. For men in the same age groups, the incidence increased from one to 16 per 1,000.1,2 The incidence in …

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Ankle impingement syndromes Ankle impingement syndromes are pathologic conditions which can result in chronic, painful restriction to movement at the tibiotalar articulation secondary to soft-tissue or osseous abnormalities.1 Ankle impingement, typically secondary to an ankle sprain, is classified according to …

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Epidemiology Epicondylitis lateralis Epicondylitis lateralis humeri Humerus lateral epicondylitis is also known as the tennis elbow. Lateral versus medial epicondylitis: Lateral is to six times more common (6:1) than medial epicondylitis.20 Epicondylitis lateralis humeri is caused by an overload of …

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Epidemiology Bursitis trochanterica “greater trochanteric pain syndrome” bursitis trochanterica Trochanteric bursitis represents the clinical syndrome of bursitis of the hip.1,9 Incidence In primary care settings, the incidence of greater trochanteric pain is reported to be around 1.8 patients per 1000 …

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Treatment Plantar fasciitis (Heel pain) The mainstay physical therapy for plantar fasciitis is stretching.1 Many authors advise against considering surgical referral and intervention until a minimum of 6-9 months of comprehensive nonsurgical treatment has been completed. There are a number …

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