In this Q&A, the Clinical Edge Senior Physio Education & Presentation team discuss:
Cervical radiculopathy patients with an irritable presentation
- Do imaging findings such as modic changes, alter our management
- How can you approach treatment of cervical radiculopathy
- Are medications indicated?
- Red flags you need to rule out
- Are sliders and gliders a useful treatment?
Sensitivity to cold or ice
- How can you use tests to identify sensitivity to cold or ice to guide your treatment?
- Does ice sensitivity indicate central sensitisation?
- How does this impact management?
- If your whiplash patients have sensitivity to cold or ice, how does this impact treatment & prognosis?
- Which research articles cover this topic?
Calf & achilles strengthening
- When is it best to perform calf raises into dorsiflexion (DF)?
- When should you avoid strengthening the calf into end of range (EOR) DF?
- What ankle issues may lead you to avoid strengthening or stretching into EOR DF?
Hip joint pain and the acetabular labrum
- Can we identify when the labrum is responsible for hip or groin pain?
- What tests are important to perform in patients with hip or groin pain?
- If deep structures such as the hip joint are painful or injured, does this mean more superficial structures such as the acetabular labrum are also pain generators?
Strength assessment & screening of motocross riders
- What strength screening tests can you perform in athletes with large demands such as motorcross?
- Which areas do you need to assess?
- What are simple and more complex ways to assess strength in different regions of the body?
- What are important considerations when designing a S&C program for a motocross athlete?
Now available - Cervical radiculopathy treatment, central sensitisation, strengthening in Achilles tendinopathy, hip & groin pain, & strength tests for motocross riders with Simon Olivotto, Dave Toomey, Paula Peralta & Nick Kendrick
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