Physical Therapy Treatment for Wrist Pain | Olympic Lifting, CrossFit, Powerlifting: FPF Show Episode 32

By dpope2020

May 6, 2022

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Physical Therapy Treatment for Wrist Pain | Olympic Lifting, CrossFit, Powerlifting: FPF Show Episode 32

In today's episode we go over Physical Therapy Treatment for Wrist Pain | Olympic Lifting, CrossFit, Powerlifting:

If you want to see "The Best Physical Therapy Exercises for Wrist Pain" click HERE:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:55 How common is wrist pain during Powerlifting, Weightlifting and CrossFit?
  • 4:48 What type of wrist pain is most common in the weight room?
  • 5:48 What's the medical diagnosis for wrist pain in the weight room?
  • 7:02 What pathology is present in MRIs in patients with pain in the back of the wrist?
  • 8:04 What medical red flags exist with wrist pain? (Scaphoid and Lunate fractures)
  • 13:02 What's the mechanism of injury for wrist pain in the gym?
  • 16:21 Physical therapy treatment for wrist pain (4 steps)
  • 18:57 Which movements create wrist pain in the gym?
  • 20:05 How to modify bench press for wrist pain
  • 21:04 How to modify the snatch and clean and jerk for wrist pain22:15 How to modify handstands and pushups for wrist pain
  • 23:52 What to strengthen for wrist pain in the gym
  • 26:17 What are the best physical therapy exercises for wrist pain?
  • 36:43 Exercise prescription, programming and dosing for wrist pain
  • 39:29 Example physical therapy program for wrist pain in the gym
  • 41:51 How and when to restore wrist mobility after injury
  • 44:54 How to mobilize the surrounding structures to reduce stress on the wrist
  • 46:36 Principles for returning to training 

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