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Rehabilitation of the older patient: a case report

July 08, 2014

The likelihood of encountering a disabled older patient in clinical practice will dramatically increase over the next few years due to our aging population. Whether the disability is a result of a post-traumatic injury or the consequences of a degenerative process, it is important to understand the health care needs of this rapidly growing segment

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Acute traumatic anterior glenohumeral dislocation complicated by axillary nerve damage: a case report

July 07, 2014

An elite soccer player presented with a classic acute anterior dislocation of the glenohumeral joint complicated by axillary nerve damage. The incidence, mechanism of injury, clinical presentation, conservative treatment and rehabilitation of the anterior glenohumeral joint dislocation and associated axillary nerve damage are discussed in this paper. (JCCA 1998; 42(3):150–155) Key Words: chiropractic, conservative management,

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Rehabilitation – a valuable consideration in acute and chronic neck and low back pain in addition to standard chiropractic management: a case study

July 07, 2014

A case of chronic neck and low back pain, resistant to standard chiropractic management of manipulation/adjustment and verbal exercise instruction is presented. Identification of psychosocial factors and deconditioning, with a subsequent three month program of in-office rehabilitation including supervised progressive/resistance exercises and behavioural therapy was administered in conjunction with spinal manipulation/adjustment and passive modalities. The

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Degenerative rotator cuff tear in an elderly athlete: a case report

July 04, 2014

The incidence of rotator cuff tear increases with age. Degenerative rotator cuff tears are commonly seen in athletes above 40 years. These athletes are commonly involved in overhead activities. Repetitive microtrauma is a more important factor in rotator cuff degeneration than acute trauma. Conservative treatment is the mainstay treatment for these injuries. A case report

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A retrospective study of the effectiveness of physical rehabilitation of low back pain patients in a multidisciplinary setting

July 04, 2014

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of physical rehabilitation of low back pain patients in a multi-disciplinary setting. Design: A retrospective study profiled and analysed objective data from patients seen through a rehabilitation program in a private multidisciplinary facility. Patients: 147 patients with low back pain were analysed. Population: The sample consisted mainly of patients with

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