Case Studies

Please find here a selection of cases we have assessed and treated. We hope this gives you a little more detail and understanding of what we do and how we do it.

Forearm Pain Case Study

Mrs Radhika Sharma, 37 year old female – Receptionist
She presented to our practice with severe pain in the right forearm. She also had pins and needles in her fingers all the time. Mrs YXZ could not do some of her work duties, she found it difficult to do filing and use a mouse at work.

After a thorough examination of Mrs Y’s right upper limb, some interesting things came to light. Mrs Y, had almost completely lost the grip on the right side, she also had a problem that physiotherapists call neural tension. We also found reduced movement, and extensive muscle tightness and muscle weakness. The muscle trigger points were associated with some of these muscles.

Mrs Y attended our practice for a total of eight treatments. Treatment included appropriate muscle strengthening, muscle stretching, neural gliding and upper back strengthening. Mrs Y was given a combination of treatment in the clinic and a home exercise program. On her last visit Mrs Y had complete resolution and was completely pain free. She was able to do all her duties at work without pain and had returned to their chosen sport of rowing.

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Shoulder Pain Case Study

Mrs X

Mrs X presented with right shoulder pain after falling off a step a few weeks earlier.  She landed onto her outstretched hand and felt pain in her shoulder.

On examining Mrs X, it was clear that she did not have full movement of the shoulder.  She had difficulty with overhead movements, carrying objects in her hand and with dressing herself.  Her right shoulder was noticeably positioned too far to the front of the body.

Mrs X attended four physiotherapy treatment sessions.  Treatment included mobilization of the shoulder joint, taping to hold the shoulder in the correct position, strengthening exercises for the rotator cuff muscles (shoulder stabilizers) and soft tissue massage.

Mrs X had complete relief of her pain, following a combination of both hands-on treatment and home exercises.  She was now able to dress herself and perform her daily activities as normal.

Knee Replacement Surgery Case Study

Mr T

Mr T attended our practice 1 week after receiving left knee replacement surgery.  He was using a pick up frame to walk with and had quite a bit of swelling in his knee. He wanted help returning his knee to normal and was curious which exercises he should do after surgery.

Examination revealed that Mr T had very limited  knee range of motion and that he was weak in all his leg muscles. His knee was very painful for some months before the surgery so his muscles got very weak during this period.  He still had a bandage on his knee and was seeing his surgeon again next week.

Mr T attended our practice 8 times. Treatment consisted of knee range of motion exercises, stretching of the appropriate muscles, strengthening and education about his knee operation, swelling and rehabilitation progression.  Mr T had a home exercise program that he conducted independently every day.  Once his wound healed and he had permission from his surgeon, we took Mr T to our hydrotherapy pool and demonstrated some easy exercises for strengthening his knee and improving his gait.  Mr T now continues hydrotherapy independently and has returned to walking his grandchildren to school without the use of an aid.