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The Elbow Joint

September 30, 2005

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ANATOMY
BY CATHERINE FISCELLA LOGAN, MSPT

The Elbow Joint
Anatomy, two common injuries and postrehab strategies.
BY CATHERINE FISCELLA LOGAN, MSPT
ANATOMY REVIEW

ends of the bones involved in articulation (Moore 1992).
MUSCLES OF THE ELBOW JOINT

The elbow is a “hinge” joint formed by the distal end of the humerus and the proximal ends of the radius and ulna bones. The elbow moves into fle…

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Help for Low-Back Pain

August 31, 2005

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BY CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT

Help for Low-Back Pain
These Pilates-based exercises can be a safe and effective alternative for clients with lumbarspine disorders.
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Are your clients complaining of back pain, or do they describe themselves as having a “bad back?” If so, their complaints are not uncommon. The Mayo Clinic recently reported that 4 out of 5 adul…

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The Ankle Joint

May 31, 2005

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ANATOMY
BY CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT

The Ankle Joint
Anatomy, common injuries and postrehab strategies.
ANATOMY REVIEW

from the floor surface. Pronation involves abduction, eversion and some dorsiflexion, whereas supination involves adduction, inversion and plantar flexion (Moore 1992).
ANKLE INSTABILITY

The bones involved in ankle articulation include the tibia, fibula and talus. The tibi…

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The Lumbar Spine

April 30, 2005

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ANATOMY
BY CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT

The Lumbar Spine
Anatomy, common injuries and postrehab strategies.
ANATOMY REVIEW

tle stretching may be indicated. A client at
this stage must be under the care of a physician or other healthcare professional, who will say when the client can begin exercise.

The spinal cord begins as an extension of the brain. It is surrounded by the bony vertebral col…

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The Hip Joint

February 28, 2005

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CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT

ANATOMY

The Hip Joint
Anatomy, common injuries and postrehab strategies.
ANATOMY REVIEW

The structure of the hip joint consists of the acetabulum (socket) and the femoral head (ball). The acetabulum is the socket in the pelvis formed by three innominate bones: the ilium, the ischium and the pubis. The socket faces laterally and also slightly inferiorly and anterior…

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The Knee Joint

December 31, 2004

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CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT

ANATOMY

The Knee JointV
joint surfaces.

Anatomy, common injuries and postrehab strategies.
Knee injuries are among the most common complaints of individuals involved in sports and fitness activities. This is not surprising, since the knee is a weightbearing joint that must withstand large forces–sometimes, as in running and jumping, double and quadruple an individ…

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Using Foam Rollers in the Fitness Setting

August 31, 2004

BY CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT

Using Foam Rollers
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Here’s a fun way to add a new dimension to your personal training sessions and group fitness classes.

Fitness Setting

Foam rollers have long been used in rehabilitation clinics as a multipurpose tool to improve core stability, balance, proprioception, soft-tissue mobility and body awareness. Now these versatile devices are being seen in Pil…

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Yoga, Pilates and Golf

April 30, 2004

Take the strain out of golf by expanding your repertoire of sports conditioning exercises.

By Catherine Fiscella, MS, PT, and Jill Johnson, MS, PT

Yoga, Pilates & Golf

Tight chest muscles. Reduced flexibility in the torso. Strained shoulders and a sore back. Unfortunately, that’s the description of many amateur and weekend golfers. Golfers habitually bend and twist, bend and twist–all the whil…

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Training Young Athletes With Shoulder Injuries

December 31, 2003

Training Young Athletes With Shoulder Injuries
The right program can help injured clients continue
By Catherine Fiscella, MSPT
Learning Objectives
After reading this article, readers should be able to: …

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Golfing After Total Hip Replacement

February 28, 2003

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By Catherine Fiscella, MS

Golfing After Total Hip Replacement
Understanding this surgery and how to tailor a postrehab training program for it will prepare you and your active client for success.

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ach year, more than 850,000 total hip replacements are performed worldwide. The number continues to grow, and the patient population continues to diversify. According to the American Ac…

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