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Tough to Treat

Mar 16, 2023

How do you rehab someone who is VERY hypermobile and suffers from persistent low back pain? 

Carefully and specifically! 

When someone who is hypermobile complains of continued and persistent back pain, your first thought is, " Is this an overactive system? An underactive system? Or both?". 

This re-release of an...

Mar 9, 2023

Ep 152: ​​Why Has My Patient Stopped Improving?

In this episode, Erica discusses the fine points of what to do when your patient stops improving. AKA a plateau. 

Problem-solving through a patient plateau requires sound clinical reasoning and a reflection back to the patient's story. Looking at the injury and...

Mar 2, 2023

In previous episodes, Susan and Erica discussed the effects of decreased estrogen at peri and post-menopause with tendinopathies. 

In this episode, Susan provides the next half of the discussion, from a webinar, on hormones (particularly estrogen) and their effect on the musculoskeletal system throughout the lifespan. 

Feb 23, 2023

Many of our episodes have included clients on the hypermobile end of the spectrum with a stiff thorax. 

How do you balance increasing thorax movement around a hypermobile shoulder girdle region? 

How do you use some sound clinical reasoning to design an exercise program that can bring motor control to the...

Feb 16, 2023

In this episode, Erica throws out some clinical gems when it comes to clinical reasoning through these scenarios.  

What do you do when your patient says, "I am 85% better but I am still getting (insert symptom) when I do (insert activity)." or " I am so much better but my foot hurts on and off when I still sit at my...