Posts made in May, 2018

Success- A Breech Positioned Baby Turns After 2 Physical Therapy Sessions!

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Uncategorized

Here is the ultrasound image of our patient’s baby who has now assumed the correct position of head down from breech position. We had quickly evaluated her and found asymmetry in her pelvic girdle and a mild sacral torsion or rotation. This means that sacroiliac joints were misaligned. These findings may have made it challenging for the baby to properly find its way head down due to lack of room or tension in the uterus-making movement for the baby more challenging. If the sacroiliac joints/pelvis are not in alignment it can result in a tension or pulling of the uterosacral ligament(s) or...

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Strengthening Core Muscles to Improve Bladder Function and Gait in a Patient with ADEM

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

In this photo we are using proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation to encourage improved core muscle recruitment and strength. Having the patient use gross motor movements utilized in rolling on her weaker side will work her core muscles. It is ideal to give the bladder a lot of support by strengthening the diaphragm, multifidis, pelvic floor muscles, and lower abdominals (otherwise known as the canister muscles). ADEM is acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and is characterized by a brief widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages the myelin of nerves. Our...

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Preparing for Labor and Delivery with Hip Impingement

Posted by on May 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Here we are performing hip mobilizations in sidelying on a pregnant patient who has a prior history of hip dysfunction. Because of an old trauma she has a history of hip impingement. Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is also known as Hip Impingement. This painful condition occurs when there is abnormal contact between the femoral head and acetabulum during motion. With hip impingement, patients usually present with groin pain and a reduction in hip range of motion. Even if the disorder is asymptomatic prior to pregnancy or during the 1st trimester, the patient can become symptomatic during...

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