🤔 what’s going on with this patient?
This is a low back and cervical pain patient. He drives over 2 hours each way to see us. Take a look at the videos and see what you think his “normal” should be.
🎥 In the first video, we can see that he has a left pelvic shift, does not transfer weight to the right leg/trunk during mid-stance, has a rigid T spine, hyper mobile L spine until right mid stance and an anterior pelvic tilt. 🎥 The second video was taken approximately 20 minutes later we see increased cadence, equal pelvic list during mid-stance, equal stride length and self report of less pain/tightness with gait.
😵 But wait!!! He is still stuck in bilateral supination at the feet, is scoliotic with toe touch and looks hypermobile at the thoracolumbar junction. So he’s still not “normal.”
❓Should we worry about “normal?” This patient has lumbar and cervical DJD, hip OA, arthritic feet and is generally sedentary due to chronic pain. So, this just might be HIS “normal.” The important questions are can he function, is quality of life and activity increasing, is pain under control, has his risk of re-injury decreased and can we give him tools to use at home to maintain or increase or progress in the clinic? The answer is “Yes” to all of those. .
⚡️What did we use to treat this patient: manual therapy for neuromuscular re-education, functional reinforcement exercises and patient education for a functional home program. Quick, backed by science, no gimmicks and most of all effective.
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