Cervical Radiculopathy [Case Study] Part 2: Plan of Care, Initial Treatments FPF Show E:117

By dpope2020

January 12, 2024

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Cervical Radiculopathy [Case Study] Part 2: Plan of Care, Initial Treatments FPF Show E:117

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In today's video we go over a Cervical Radiculopathy [Case Study] Part 2: Plan of Care, Initial Treatments FPF Show E:117

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:17 Patient education: diagnosis, prognosis, natural history, expectations
  • 3:07 Interventions to calm the area down and decrease pain (postures, movements, limiting reaching)
  • 6:06 Plan of care: What will treatment look like for the patient?
  • 7:39 Recommended frequency of visits and length of care
  • 12:04 Recommended manual therapy for the patient
  • 14:16 Modifying gym routine to respect the injury (What's OK and NOT OK to do?)
  • 17:12 Day 1 treatment plan and home exercise program (HEP)

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