Office Ergonomics

Working in an office setting is not as strenuous as running a marathon, but boy can it be taxing on your body! Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are common among office workers. Diagnoses include shoulder impingement, lateral epicondylitis (or tennis elbow), wrist tendonitis, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome and ulnar tunnel syndrome including ulnar nerve compression either at Guyon’s canal or at the cubital tunnel.

Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory Processing Disorders would be like, imagining living your life not having a good idea of where your body is in your environment. Imagine having negative experiences with things that typically bring great pleasure such as walking in sand, riding a roller coaster, hugging, or sitting next to a friend. In the therapy realm this is call sensory integration disorder or sensory processing disorder.

Neurological Training of the Upper Limb

I believe one of the most challenging concepts during rehabilitation is that of neuromuscular control following injury to the peripheral or central nervous system. It is a life altering diagnosis. Early treatment is key to securing maximal functional return of the upper limb. Many times, adaptations are introduced if motor control is lost or imbalanced.

Thoughts on Distal Radius Fracture

This diagnosis has proven to be one of the most common, if not the most common, diagnosis that is referred to a hand therapist. Most often these injuries are caused by FOOSH (falling on the outstretched hand). Differential diagnoses include scaphoid fracture, strain, ligament injury or tendonitis. Two important concepts to consider when rehabilitating the wrist after this injury is the consideration of forearm motion and proper hand motion.

Linda Griffin’s Neuropathy Testimony

Linda Griffin came to our Shelbyville Clinic because of weakness in her legs due to Multiple Sclerosis.  The tingling and burning in her hands and feet needed to be addressed despite the fact that it was not why she originally came to therapy.  The wonderful therapists at Elite PT and Balance put together a plan using the latest technology to treat her neuropathy and weakness in legs.

Neuropathy Rebuilder Treatment

Medications are often provided to treat peripheral neuropathy symptoms.  The problem with medications alone is they do not treat the dysfunction but rather just mask neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is a problem with your nerves, meaning, neuropathy is an electrical problem, and therefore needs an electrical fix. The ReBuilder is an electrical fix.

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