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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: Excellent Summary of Treatment by Dr Lindsey Klassen

     The above slide is from a 4 day conference I just attended in Los Angeles, California, of course virtually. Dr. Lindsey Klassen gave a wonderful presentation on fifth metatarsal fractures summarized by this last slide. 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Finding Neutral during Weight Bearing Exercises: A Wonderful Video by Dr Emily Splichal

Finding Neutral is incredibly important for properly lining up your feet and legs for bipedal (both feel on the ground) activities like gym workouts. The video below by Dr. Emily Splichal focuses mainly on the barefoot pronated position. However, this is just as important for those of you who supinate too much. Being able to center your weight with fairly equal weight on your heel, first metatarsal and fifth metatarsal can be incredibly important to a well grounded position. We called it being well stacked up, where in the ideal world the foot is properly under the ankle, the ankle under the knee, and the knee under the hip.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Swollen Legs: Tip on Compression Hose

     Just sat in on a great lecture by Kevin Kupka, PT. The tip he had is that he prefers to have his patients with swollen ankles to get a light weight compression, lighter than recommended, and definitely easier to put on, and then use two of them at a time. Last about 6 months.