John Brannon is a patient at our Cool Springs-Franklin clinic. John loves to play golf in his early retirement, but after too much golf, John came down with a case of Golfer’s Elbow, also known as Tennis Elbow. What was originally elbow tendonitis turned into a much more painful case as John tried to keep playing through the pain.
For tennis elbow, after a few visits to your physical therapist, he or she will give you an HEP. A home exercise program, or HEP, is a list of exercises your therapist will assign for you to do on your own at home. It’s a toolbox that you need to use to take responsibility for your healing process.
For tennis elbow, the first couple sessions of physical therapy will focus on gentle range of motion exercises and giving the tendons in the elbow a chance to heal. Your therapist will also talk to you about activity modification to hopefully eliminate or at least lessen the effects of the repetitive motion causing your pain.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition that affects not just athletes, but anyone who performs repetitive motions of the wrist, forearm, or elbow. It is caused by inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of your elbow, usually from overuse.
The elbow is made up of three long bones,
Dylan Lafrenz is a patient at our Cool Springs location in Franklin. Dylan is an athlete and likes to play football and lift weights. He had a minor meniscus injury that occurred in a football game, but finally tore it completely while squatting weights. The injury required Dylan to have meniscus surgery and has kept him from being active,
Jumper’s Knee, AKA patellar tendonitis, presents as persistent pain below the kneecap. Pain is first noticed with exercise, but as it progresses pain can continue after exercise as well. Jumper’s knee is an overuse injury often caused by an increase in exercise activity, being overweight, decreased lower extremity mobility and flexibility, or lower extremity muscular imbalance and weakness.
On your first visit to physical therapy, you will undergo a full evaluation to determine any limitations in range of motion, any areas of muscle weakness, and any exercise, squatting, jumping, or running abnormalities contributing to your diagnosis of jumper’s knee. After your evaluation, your physical therapist will provide you with a plan of care with targeted strengthening and stretching exercises to address any areas of need,
Jumper’s Knee, also known as patellar tendonitis, presents as a sharp or persistent dull pain just inferior to the knee patella. The patellar “tendon” or ligament connects the inferior pole of the patella to the tibial tuberosity as the insertion point of the quadriceps muscles (rectus femoris, vastus medialis, and vastus lateralis). Pain over the tendon or ligament is often felt with activity but can persist after the period of activity as it worsens.
Bobby Johnson, a patient at our Shelbyville clinic, has recently had surgery on his left shoulder to get him back to his business. He owns a detail shop and after years of Wax On / Wax Off, his left shoulder finally broke down and needed repairing. Since the surgery, Bobby has been limited at work and playing games,
Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery – Home Exercise Program (0 to 6 weeks post-op)
A home exercise program, or HEP, is a list of exercises your therapist will assign for you to do on your own at home. Think of your healing process as an interstate, and you’re driving a car from point A (the day of your initial evaluation) to point B (fully healed).