PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION

Focal Hand Dystonia

Apr 21, 2019 by in PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION Comments Off on Focal Hand Dystonia

CRITICAL POINTS ▪ The etiology of focal hand dystonia is still considered idiopathic, but there is agreement that the condition is multifactorial. ▪ Focal hand dystonia includes involuntary end-range twisting…

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Assessment and Treatment Principles for the Upper Extremities of Instrumental Musicians

Apr 21, 2019 by in PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION Comments Off on Assessment and Treatment Principles for the Upper Extremities of Instrumental Musicians

CRITICAL POINTS ▪ Performance-related issues are discussed, followed by assessment and treatment techniques for tendinopathies, hypermobility, and focal hand dystonia. ▪ Other conditions covered include nerve entrapment syndromes and ganglions….

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Analysis and Design of Jobs for Control of Work-Related Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders

Apr 21, 2019 by in PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION Comments Off on Analysis and Design of Jobs for Control of Work-Related Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders

CRITICAL POINTS Indications ▪ Ergonomic assessment indicates a concern because work includes repetitive exertions, forceful exertions, awkward postures, localized contact stress, and/or exposure to vibration or low temperatures. ▪ Workers…

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Tissue Remodeling and Contracture Correction Using Serial Plaster Casting and Orthotic Positioning

Apr 21, 2019 by in PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION Comments Off on Tissue Remodeling and Contracture Correction Using Serial Plaster Casting and Orthotic Positioning

CRITICAL POINT The technique of gentle extension, unfolding, and holding of tissues at the “ends of their elastic limit”—not stretching—results in “new growth” for soft tissue remodeling. Pathomechanics: Inevitability of…

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