Strategy to Palpate Carpal Bones

                          Strategy to Palpate Carpal Bones Palpation can be challenging when the structures being identified are as small or smaller than your own fingertip.  This is the case of the carpal bones.  Palpation in such compact areas requires a thorough knowledge of the relationship of the structures.  Palpation should be a performed in a …

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Estimating 1-Repetition Maximum

                                Estimating 1-Repetition Maximum Effective rehabilitation requires appropriate dosing of therapeutic exercise.  Dosing is traditionally based on 1-repetition maximum (1-RM) lifting.  Achieving therapeutic goals are related to using the appropriate percentage of a given 1-RM.   A Soviet sports scientist named A.S. Prilepin developed the Prilepin’s Chart …

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When Convex-Concave Rule Meets Clinical Practice

When Convex-Concave Rule Meets Clinical Practice  The convex-concave rule was developed by Freddie Kaltenborn.  It has been taught for decades as the way to explain the arthrokinematics of a joint.  It identifies that when the concave joint surface moves on the convex surface, rolling and gliding occur in the same direction.  Thus, if the concave …

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Role of Nutrition in Orthopedics

                                         Role of Nutrition in Orthopedics BACK-STORY:   For many years, I have been interested in the role of nutrition in healthcare.  As an academic, I have tried to infuse this material into the various pathology and orthopedic courses I teach.  Recently, I assigned the DPT students a pathology paper to address the mechanism of …

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