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Case Studies

Notes from Physical Therapy Clinic Observation: Part II

It’s been a long time since Part I of this “series”!  Part II will be a summary of many days in the clinic rather than a single one.  Since posting Part I, I’ve been fortunate to actually be accepted into school, which I will begin within a few months. 

Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD): Paralympic Athlete with an Acquired Condition

Last weekend was a great weekend for one of our athletes, Paralympic cyclist Kara Vatthauer. At the USA Cycling National Championship in Augusta, Georgia (home of the Masters, of course), Kara earned a berth to the Paralympic cycling world championships with a victory in the Road Race and a second place in the Time Trial in the Visually Impaired category.

Titleist Performance Institute Case Study: Golfer with Previously Broken Jaw

It is critical to obtain a complete injury history when dealing with a new athlete. By "complete" I mean birth through present day. Conditions during child development can affect the way the body subsequently learns movement. Understanding the possible causes of the physical limitations observed in screening can help guide the appropriate corrections. Below I describe a brief case study in training a golfer whose movement limitations all share a common thread to an old high school injury.

Movement Reeducation for a 2:29 Marathoner: Case Study, Part 2

In part one of this case study we provided our initial screening and assessment before addressing this runner's nonpainful dysfunctional movement patterns. In this second of three parts, we'll cover the initial corrective exercises that we used to provide the foundation for running specific corrections.