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  • Case Study: Asthmatic Patient

    Case Study: Asthmatic Patient

    Physical Therapy, Post-Stroke
    NEW JERSEY

    This patient is a 37 year old registered nurse who is known to be Asthmatic but well controlled, and has a history of migraines and uterine fibroids with painful menses. She is an avid exerciser and is a member of a cross-fit exercise group that meets and exercises four times weekly. She gives a 2 year history of recurring episodes of LBP aggravated usually by increased work loads during her shift and which generally responds well to her exercis

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  • Case Study: Diabetic Patient

    Case Study: Diabetic Patient

    Sports Recovery, Ankle Sprain
    MANHATTAN

    A patient with asthma, Type II diabetes, hypertension and obesity presented with right lower limb cellulitis. Multiple surgeries were performed and she was left with two large wounds medially and laterally extending from her ankle up to her mid-calf region, a stiff ankle and an oedematous foot. It was initially presumed that this was the type of patient that would not be very physically active and that she would be difficult to motivate to parti

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  • Case Study: Over Weight

    Case Study: Over Weight

    Physical Therapy, Post-Partum
    QUEENS

    Mr X was a 45-year-old man with a history of hypertension that was under good control using medication. He worked as a taxi driver for eight hours per day. He smoked one and a half pack of cigarettes per day and had done so for over 20 years. His father died from a heart attack at age 60. He had no signs or symptoms of cardiorespiratory disease. He had just completed a medical check-up and the report showed body height of 173cm and body weight o

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  • Case Study: MS

    Case Study: MS

    Occupational Therapy, Auto Accident Injury
    BRONX

    The person chosen for this case study (CS) was a 48 year old male diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 18 years ago. Due to the ceasing of relapses and a gradual deterioration of symptoms and physical presentation the CS was diagnosed with Secondary Progressive MS 8 years ago. MS is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory condition of the central nervous system (CNS). It affects approximately 100,000 people in the UK (NIC

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  • Case Study: LBP

    Case Study: LBP

    Physical Therapy, Post-Surgery
    NEW JERSEY

    This patient is a 37 year old registered nurse who is known to be Asthmatic but well controlled, and has a history of migraines and uterine fibroids with painful menses. She is an avid exerciser and is a member of a cross-fit exercise group that meets and exercises four times weekly. She gives a 2 year history of recurring episodes of LBP aggravated usually by increased work loads during her shift and which generally responds well to her exercis

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  • Case Study: Shoulder Pain

    Case Study: Shoulder Pain

    Sports Recovery, Quad Strain
    MANHATTAN

    A 58 year-old male, was admitted to physical therapy after a two-month history of shoulder pain. Interventions were aimed at strengthening the periscapular musculature and rotator cuff, improving range of motion, decreasing pain, and returning to a pre-morbid level of injury. Manipulations to the cervicothoracic junction were performed in conjunction with exercise interventions. Outcomes included, changes in the VAS (visual analog pain scale), p

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