Spinal and Pelvic Pain

Classification of Back and Neck Pain – Research Evidence

Classification of Back and Neck Pain – Research Evidence

There appears to be numerous methods in the attempt at Classification of Back and Neck Pain. The purpose of this post is to summarise some of the more common classification systems. In addition to this I have also included some references that debate the merits of classifying pain states. Spine Pain Classification Shah (2012) Moral […]

Physiotherapy Treatment of Lower Back Pain – Research Evidence

Physiotherapy Treatment of Lower Back Pain – Research Evidence

Another Research Evidence post. This time in regards to Physiotherapy Treatment of Lower Back Pain. Once again I have tried to compile some of the most recent systematic reviews in regards to this topic. The point of this post, and all of the other Research Evidence posts, being to guide us in the management of […]

Non-Specific Low Back Pain

Non-Specific Low Back Pain

I thought that this Review article, by Balague et al (2012), was a wonderful outline of where we are at with regards to Non-Specific Low Back Pain. I would recommend those interested read the article in detail as obviously the vast majority of information below is cited by the authors. General Summary: The lifetime prevalence […]

Physiotherapy Management of Cervical Pain – Research Evidence

Physiotherapy Management of Cervical Pain – Research Evidence

In a follow-up to the last post I thought it might be useful to provide some up to date research evidence in relation to Physiotherapy management of Cervical Pain. Obviously there are numerous research articles out there and it is impossible to know them all. I have limited what I present here mainly to systematic […]

Cervical and Scapula Muscle Dysfunction in Neck Pain – Research Evidence

Cervical and Scapula Muscle Dysfunction in Neck Pain – Research Evidence

Following on from the last post where I reviewed some of the literature on Brain Changes in the pain state, I thought it worthwhile to summarise what we know about cervical and scapula muscle dysfunction in neck pain. What does the research tell us? Jull (2011) Review article. A whiplash injury results in reduced range […]

Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic Headache (CGH) is a common clinical occurrence. The first challenge being to identify if the patient is suffering from CGH as either the primary problem or as a component of a mixture of headache types. This is not always easy as purely basing it on subjective findings can be difficult. Assessment of Headaches From […]

By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Assessment of Dizziness

Assessment of Dizziness

In my clinical experience it would appear that patients presenting with dizziness is not uncommon. Is there a protocol for assessment of dizziness? I am certainly not an expert on dizziness, but I think the following information is a key minimum to know when assessing a dizzy patient. From a physiotherapy perspective I think the […]

By January 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Classification of Radiculopathy and Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Classification of Radiculopathy and Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Now before we start I want to state that most of my knowledge regarding this topic has developed from attending lectures/courses/practical sessions with Dr Toby Hall (Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist). I would encourage anyone reading this post to take any opportunity that arises to attend a course of Toby’s.  He is a wealth of knowledge and […]

By September 27, 2012 9 Comments Read More →
Case Example 1 – Lumbar Pain

Case Example 1 – Lumbar Pain

Sorry for the delay in this post……… Looking forward to feedback/thoughts regarding this patient, and the layout of the case report. Enjoy. Key Subjective Findings: 26 year old male. Original Lumbar Injury in November 2011 whilst lifting a piece of concrete (approx.  20kg) from the floor. Received a week of physiotherapy management. Outcome being full […]

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