Performing standardized and efficient assessments is key to our daily practice. Knowing which tests to use, how to prioritize evaluation time and even how to document efficiently will better guide treatment planning. Here we will cover all of the ins and outs of assessments.
Dorsal Scapular Nerve Entrapment and Thoracic Pain
Don’t Forget to Evaluate for Dorsal Scapular Nerve Entrapment By Delaney Wright If your patient presents with any upper thoracic pain, it is critical to take measures to evaluate for dorsal scapular nerve entrapment. In…Read post »
How Weather Changes Affect Joint Pain
By: Lucas Godwin How Weather Changes Affect Joint Pain Numerous potential factors can cause weather-related joint pain, including humidity, temperature, precipitation, and changes in barometric pressure. Scientists have performed many studies on joint pain and…Read post »
Distal radius fracture types seen in the hand therapy clinic
Distal radius fractures are one of the most common injuries seen in hand therapy. Several different distal radius fracture classification systems have been developed, and this blog post will focus on the more common types…Read post »
Peripheral nerve injury: A hand therapist’s assessment of sensory return.
Sensory return after a hand injury specifically a peripheral nerve injury After a peripheral nerve injury, there are often times impairments in sensory function and/or motor function. The rate of recovery varies based on the…Read post »
INTEROSSEOUS MUSCLE TIGHTNESS TESTING
May 2012 No. 19 INTEROSSEOUS MUSCLE TIGHTNESS TESTING Judy Colditz, OT/L, CHT, FAOTA INTEROSSEOUS MUSCLE TIGHTNESS TESTING – ARE YOU DOING IT CORRECTLY? The common term “Intrinsic Tightness Testing” is a misnomer as it describes…Read post »
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