Ankle Injuries – by Wesley Flint, MD

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Review diagnosis and treatment of sports related ankle injuries Management of ankle fractures Differentiate when to refer to the Emergency Department vs Specialist Number of contact hours: 1 CEU hours will be offered (This course is approved by the BOC) VENUE: Joint Preservation Conference Room 6165 W. Emerald St.Boise, ID 83706 DATE/TIME: August…

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Stress Fractures on the Fibia or Tibia

Lower Extremity Stress Fractures and Physical Therapy The constant stress experienced by the feet and the lower extremity from activities such as walking and running can have an impact on its structural integrity. Injuries can be many, and one such well recognized injury is a stress fracture. Typically, stress fractures are a result of constant…

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Everything you didn’t know about headaches

The common response to a headache is “Let me pop a painkiller and hope the pain goes away”. While this isn’t necessarily a bad idea, it’s not a long-term solution for headaches, particularly the ones that that have a musculoskeletal origin. Most patients are unaware that physical therapy can play an important role in the…

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Never Ignore Hip and Thigh Pain

The hip is an important weight bearing joint in the human body. Repetitive stress to the femur (thigh bone) over time can lead to the formation of cracks in the hip joint, which is the junction of the pelvis and the femur. For most individuals, simple cracks can heal over time without the need for…

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Knee Dislocations: Current Concepts — Sports Medicine Education Series

Knee Dislocations: Current Concepts Tuesday, June 26 2018 7:00am – 8:00am   Free to attend, registration required. Number of contact hours: 1 CEU hours will be offered. (This course is approved by the BOC)   Educational Objectives: 1) Review important points of initial evaluation. 2) Understand treatment options and timing of surgery. 3) Discuss rehabilitation…

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Can physical therapy help with shin splints?

The shinbone or the tibia is the front surface of the lower leg. This part of the body is under constant stress and strain when we walk, jump and run. An overuse injury happens when a certain threshold of tolerance is crossed. This is a condition called shin splints. Intense pain occurs on the front,…

Posted by Kate Mason in PT eDigest