Genu recurvatum is a posture where the knees appear to bend backwards in standing. The recurvatum appearance is due to the knees being placed in a hyperextended position. The posture is easily identified when looking at a person from the side by the curved alignment of the legs. From the front, recurvatum standing posture can… Read More
This is a collection of posts on various painful problems and sports injuries. Helping people overcome injuries is one of my main roles as a physical therapist. Here I report on the latest advances in the field of physical medicine and offer insight in to the best practices for managing orthopedic conditions.
A new study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine looking at injury risk in runners using minimalist footwear. I saw one podiatrist exclaim online that this study represented the “end of the minimalist shoe fad”. I find it hard to understand why there is such a push from healthcare professionals to label… Read More
Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD) is a term used to describe to the apparent loss of shoulder internal rotation (IR) range of motion often seen in overhead throwing athletes. The loss of IR in the throwing shoulder is often accompanied by an increase in external rotation (ER) range of motion. There is a lot of… Read More
Why does rubbing your head after you bump it make it feel better? Hit your head accidentally and almost immediately your hand goes up and begins feeling around on the part that got struck. The same reaction happens with other injuries. In sports, when an athlete gets hurt they often reach for the injured body… Read More
Treating patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) can be a challenge because of the lack of understanding of what factors cause the condition to develop. A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy sought to determine whether quadriceps atrophy (loss of muscle mass) is present in the affected leg of individuals with… Read More
Pillows are often marketed for their ability to support the head and neck, relieve pain, and align the spine. Do any of these claims sound familiar? Yep, pillows have now become orthotics for the neck. The claims coming from specialty pillow retailers and foot orthotic sellers are almost identical, and both are based on the… Read More