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Common Contraindications and Precautions

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
Do you have trouble remembering all of the contraindications and precautions for treatments? Do you ever find an abnormal blood pressure or oxygen saturation level and question whether your initial treatment plan is still appropriate? This document provides a contraindication and precaution cheat to help guide clinician’s clinical reasoning.
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Clinical Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis: Resource for Clinicians

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
People with ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory spine and joint pain may need to be referred to other medical providers to insure optimal treatment including pharmaceutical management combined with continued PT services. This resource is designed for clinicians and outlines the signs/symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis and provides useful information to assist with the examination process.
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Cauda Equina Syndrome: Quick Examination Checklist for Clinicians

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
Serious spinal pathology is very rare but can have significant consequences if not recognized and if referral is not made quickly and appropriately. This resource is based on recently published guidelines from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists and is designed as an intensive one page overview of different signs/symptoms of cauda equina […]
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What to Expect

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition in those who repetitively need to use or hold their hands in awkward positions and is commonly present in those with other conditions. This handout outlines what carpal tunnel syndrome is, what to expect, what treatments may help, and how long recovery may take based on the most […]
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Carpal Tunnel Diagnostic Guide for Clinicians

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a challenge to diagnose due to how many conditions can cause hand pain or numbness. This resource provides some guidance for clinicians for ruling out other issues that may mimic carpal tunnel syndrome and outlines some clinical diagnostic suggestions based on current evidence.
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Brace Suggestions for Lateral Epicondylitis Based on Current Evidence

December 23, 2021 by txinsights.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, can be a very debilitating and painful condition. The majority of lateral epicondylitis improves with time but many people suffering from this condition would prefer to have options to improve symptoms in the short term. Elbow braces are commonly used by people with lateral epicondylitis; this piece summarizes the state […]
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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Now What?

December 20, 2021 by txinsights.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is characterized by inflammation of the axial skeleton and joints resulting in widespread pain. This handout outlines what AS is and what to expect. It also outlines the role of physical therapy in helping you live with this condition.
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Ankle Sprain Diagnostic Resource

December 20, 2021 by txinsights.
Ankle sprains are very common and may require referral to different providers, different degrees of stabilization, and different treatments depending on the grade of sprain and which ligaments are damaged. This diagnostic resource outlines different tests/measures that can be used, and outlines how to grade an ankle sprain so that the therapist can use this […]
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Achilles Tendon Pain: Answers to Common Questions

December 20, 2021 by txinsights.
Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of pain in the back of the lower leg especially in active individuals. This handout outlines what achilles tendinopathy is, how it is managed, how it may be prevented and what risk factors may predispose you to developing this painful condition.
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