We held our 2nd Upper Extremity module in Paris for 2016 the 1st to the 4th of December. The course was held at l’IFEC, Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropraxie, Ivry Sur Seine. The course participants were very eager and dedicated throughout the whole course. 90% of the participants passed their practical exam although the course was very intensive and demanding. Thank you so much to all participants for their overwhelming feedback. Good luck with your patients and athletes! Course Instructors: Nicolai van der Lagen and Ole R. Johansen (both from Norway, but teaching in French).
Male patient aged 44 with pain on the medial side of the right elbow and on the ulnar side of the forearm. The problem has been present for a couple of years, but it always gets worse during the summer. Last winter was also painful, but symptoms were not constant, more following the activity level. Loss of strength in the forearm and grasping followed the pain. Symptoms started to present on the left side this year. Very active person who competes on high level endurance races cross country.
During examination we quickly found out that the ulnar nerve was very tight and that the nerve itself bounced anteriorly and posteriorly during extension and flexion of the elbow. Increased tightness of the ulnar nerve was palpated by the medial elbow/forearm when shoulder external rotation and abduction were introduced (more stretching of the nerve). Patient reported increased symptoms when ulnar nerve was tested. Patient presents restrictions in shoulder external rotation and abduction (more active than passive).
“Conclusion: If you’re a clinician, get out there and use the soft tissue techniques taught in these videos for the greater good of your patients and clients. Manual soft tissue treatments can be a game changer in terms of increasing your efficiency in treatment, and streamlining the total duration of patient care.”