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Steve Kerr: What We Know, and What We Don’t

Steve Kerr’s situation has been the talk of the basketball and orthopedic world. How much do we really know? What can we learn from his situation? (more…)

18 y/o Athlete – Scaphoid Fracture

I got a call from his mother telling me that he had some pain in his wrist while lifting weights. He finished the sports season before coming in, though. She asked me to take a look at him, and give any advice I might have on what might be the problem and what he could do about it. He came to the clinic with his dad, with limited wrist movement in all directions, pain along the thumb side (radial side) of the wrist, and no swelling, redness, numbness or tingling. (more…)

Chronic Knee Pain – 22 y/o Former College Soccer Player

She suffered a season-ending knee injury injury in March, and started her rehabilitation elsewhere. Her recovery was very slow, and eventually came to a halt. She graduated, started her career, and came to us to attempt to complete her recovery. (more…)

Old School Ancient New Age Combo

Athletic tape, acupuncture needles, and a TheraBand Flexbar. What do they have in common? Combining old school, ancient and new age treatments can save money and provide better patient satisfaction. (more…)

Chasing "The Latest Thing"

I recently received a voicemail message from a former patient (whose son I had also treated) asking if I practice a specific proprietary, trademarked, and well-publicized technique. I responded via email, and then realized that this response could have been written a dozen or so times over my previous 17 years as a therapist, so I ought to just make a generic letter regarding all such techniques: (more…)

Relationship Between Hip Strength and Knee Function

Anecdotal evidence over several years has been augmented recently by research evidence quantifying the relationship between strength of the hip girdle musculature and knee function. (more…)

Behind Most Painful Knees There’s a Knee Flexion Contracture

A recent article in the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy addresses a problem that many orthopedic physical therapists have been talking about for years – the prevalence of knee flexion contractures in painful knees. Irrespective of the type of anatomic problem that afflicts the knee, the end result is something this article refers to as deconditioned knee syndrome. (more…)

Mechanical and Inflammatory Pain

A patient asked me a question today that I get from time to time: “If I get one of those spinal injections…is that a cure or does it just cover up the pain?” The question is common, but answer is a little more complex and needs some background to explain fully. One of the determinants in diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic problems is the concept of mechanical versus inflammatory pain. (more…)