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Number One Myth of Knee Rehab: Update by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 May 2009 3:51pm Sometimes conversations go well. Sometimes they go down the toilet faster than the 2008 stock market. A couple of years ago, a new surgeon had joined the practice of an orthopedist whom I had known all of my career. He wanted me to meet his new partner. So, we had lunch. Our discussion turned technical when my longtime orthopedic friend ask ... Read on »
10 Principles of Patellofemoral Rehabilitation by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 11:13pm Although the key to successful rehabilitation program for patellofemoral pain requires an accurate differential diagnosis, there are several principles to patellofemoral rehabilitation that should be considered when designing any program.  Below are what I would consider the 10 key principles of patellofemoral rehabilitation.  They can be used as ... Read on »
6 Keys to the Early Phases of Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 Mar 2013 6:00am Tweet Tweet Rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction surgery has evolved significantly over the last 25 years.  We have progressed from casting the knee to allowing immediate motion and weight bearing in just a short amount of time.  As our understanding of ... Read on »
ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation – The Long Term Effects of 2 Postoperative Rehabilitation Programs by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:01pm A new study examining the outcomes of two different rehabilitation programs following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction was recently published in AJSM.  The authors, from Oslo University in Norway, compared the outcomes from two groups of 74 patients (mean age 28 years old) after 6 months of rehabilitation. Group one performe ... Read on »
Biomechanics of Patellofemoral Rehabilitation by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 5:41pm As we continue our journey through the diagnosis and treatment of patellofemoral injuries, it is time to shift gears from the basic principles of care and discuss our final two topics – the biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint itself and the biomechanical influence of the kinetic chain on the patellofemoral joint.  To me, these are two extrem ... Read on »
Injuring the Hamstring and Patience With Rehabilitation in Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes by Dianne B. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 10 Jan 2009 9:46pm Patience with rehabilitation is not easy for ballet dancers. Muscle pulls are rarely serious, but without proper treatment and rehabilitation, they can become a chronic situation. With the hamstring muscle, which is involved in every ballet position and ballet movement in the lower body, special care is needed to keep it relaxed and stretched prope ... Read on »
Tuesday Tip - Quadricep / Hamstring Strength Ratio by Michele A. Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 8:47am 1 Comment At my first gym visit of 2010, I went to the file cabinet and pulled out my progress chart for the first time in months.. The chart lists the exercise machines, the current weight I am lifting and the machine settings. The personal trainer (1 complimentary with gym membership) recommended that I chart my progress. I diligently wrote my routine, w ... Read on »
Letter to The Editor by Doug K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 4:54pm I hardly ever read this magazine, "Advance for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants" since it rarely has articles that I find interesting. But, this one caught my eye, "No More Knee Pain" so I decided to dive in. What I discovered is that state of the art physical therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee is to actually not address the primar ... Read on »
Patellar Tendon Rupture: what I did to my knee in Nov by Scott W. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 15 May 2008 6:03pm 7 Comments Patellar Tendon Rupture What is the Patellar Tendon? The patella tendon (or patella ligament) connects the patella (kneecap) to the front of the tibia (shin bone) at a protrusion called the tibial tuberosity. Its function is to act a ... Read on »
Patellofemoral Treatment Guidelines by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Jun 2009 11:08pm Now that we have spent some time discussing the differential diagnosis of patellofemoral pain and principles of patellofemoral rehabilitation, we can move on to discussing specific treatment strategies for each of the differential diagnoses we previously discussed.   If you have not read part 3 of this series on the classification of patellof ... Read on »