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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Immediate Effects Of Heavy Dose Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation On Ankle Range Of Motion, Triceps Surae Pressure-Pain Sensitivity And Petechiae Occurrence: A Short Report
Corrie Myburgh, Are Hammern, Peter Mannfjord, Eleanor Boyle
Background: Within the practice of physical medicine, instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM) is increasing in popularity. However, the intervention is still in its infancy and important clinical issues require elucidation; among these are the effects on asymptomatic individuals. Methods: Twenty healthy males were allocated randomly to either 3 minutes of high-pressure IASTM or activ ...
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CASE REPORT
A case of dorsal scapular neuropathy in a young amateur boxer
Tony Farrell, Muiris Kennedy and Conor O'Brien
Neuropathies of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint are a well-documented cause of pain and weakness in sports people. Repetitive or excessive traction on the nerve supplying the affected muscle is believed to be the primary mechanism. We describe a case of this phenomenon in a young amateur boxer which has never been described in the literature previously. We document our hypothesis on the ...
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Improving the management of post-stroke spasticity: Time for ACTION
Gerry CHRISTOFI, BSc(Hons), BM BCh, PhD, Stephen ASHFORD, BSc, MSc, PhD, Jonathan BIRNS, BSc, MBBS, PhD, Catherine DALTON, MD, Lynsay DUKE, BSc, MA(PED), Claire MADSEN, MSc and Sohail SALAM, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (Hons) Anatomy
Objective: To identify barriers to appropriate referral and treatment for patients with spasticity and present solutions that address these in a pragmatic way. Methods: Using the findings of interviews conducted with UK healthcare professionals on the management of post-stroke spasticity, a consensus meeting was held involving 7 UK spasticity experts. The panel identified barriers to timely iden ...
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