This week’s blog reviews our top five missteps when treating the most common musculoskeletal symptom; Including a quick step-by-step video tutorial of the most overlooked trigger points, as outlined by ChiroUp advisor and mentor Dr. Tom Hyde.
You really won’t want to miss #3!
A 2021 Delphi study of international experts identified two treatments with proven effectiveness for headaches and migraines. ChiroUp will show you how to perform these techniques and quickly distribute the essential information to your patients.
The best treatments, every patient, every time!
As any chiropractor can attest, muscular tenderness is likely the most common objective finding in clinical practice. Estimates suggest that more than 9 of 10 musculoskeletal presentations will harbor myofascial trigger points, aka myofascial pain syndrome. However, a small percentage of our patients experience more widespread palpatory tenderness, which can suggest fibromyalgia.
“If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough”
This statement exemplifies our primary challenge in knowledge translation for patient care. Patient compliance is directly related to the understanding and SIMPLICITY of the solution you provide. Check out this week’s blog for our three most potent questions that simplify patient education, in-office treatment, and at-home rehabilitation.
Meralgia paresthetica is a painful compressive neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN), causing burning pain and paresthesia in the anterolateral thigh. This elusive diagnosis can cause significant frustration for patients and providers.
Fortunately, the correct conservative care recipe can resolve more than 9 out of 10 cases. Check out this week’s blog for our top tips on differentiating meralgia paresthetica from L3-4 radiculopathy, plus video demonstrations of the essential treatments, exercises, and nerve glides.
No single orthopedic maneuver reliably predicts a SLAP tear. However, research is filled with over two dozen tests to help establish this diagnosis. In this week’s blog, we’ll dive deeper into three of the most useful tests to help diagnose SLAP lesions and provide a couple of clinical pearls on patient management.
Last month, the ChiroUp blog detailed how adding one very simple nerve flossing maneuver could significantly decrease pain in shoulder impingement patients- by nearly two VAS points! In response to requests for additional neurodynamic tutorials, this week’s blog reviews the three most useful upper extremity neurodynamic assessment and management techniques.
Implementing these quick and simple techniques can dramatically impact your clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Earlier this month, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders concluded that shoulder impingement syndrome patients showed a dramatic decrease in symptoms after applying one specific Neuromobilization Technique…
Check out this week’s blog for a 2-minute video tutorial on the WHY, WHEN, and HOW of this simple yet promising tool.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Failure to perform an effective physical exam is one of the most inefficient processes within a chiropractic office. Evidence-based clinicians must utilize only the most sensitive and specific tests to ensure a proper diagnosis, clinical...
Clinical success requires staying on top of the latest research.
Your ChiroUp research team has reviewed thousands of new articles in 2020, and today, our docs are highlighting the top 10 findings that you can apply. Use these findings to take your clinical outcomes and practice viability to the next level in 2021.
BONUS – we’re linking dozens of ChiroUp resources that allow you to implement this knowledge in your daily practice.
How confident are you with managing chronic pain? Here are three concepts that will help you say ‘goodbye’ to uncertainty.
This week’s blog covers a brief synopsis of new strategies for old complaints accessed from ChiroUp’s 101st protocol: Chronic Pain.
You take pride in being a sharper than average clinician – otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading ChiroUp blogs… But did you ever wonder how your chiropractic musculoskeletal clinical IQ ranks?
Take this quick & confidential 7-question assessment to test your knowledge. (Bonus clinical skills video included)
If you’ve ever worked with a personal injury case, you know that at times it can be… demanding… In this week’s blog, I want to lay out a scenario and ask you the question: what would you do?
Read it to see my experience with navigating patient care, long term expectations, and lawyer expectations after a traumatic injury without structural abnormalities…
We recently reviewed a study that found that “paresthesia in a median nerve distribution with nocturnal awakening” was 77% sensitive for the diagnosis of CTS… So where do the other 23% of cases arise?
This week’s chiropractic clinical blog supplies a quick yet potent review of the work-up for this other common presentation. Watch the blog for best practices that you can apply today.
Evidence-based chiropractors accurately and quickly diagnose patients. If the diagnosis is incorrect—clinical outcomes falter. If the examination is lengthy—practice growth stagnates. However, asking the ideal questions and performing the most sensitive tests improves diagnostic accuracy and speeds up your initial evaluation. These two components lead to greater patient satisfaction and practice growth. In this quick video with Brandon and Tim, learn how emerging research may speed up your initial evaluation and lead to the correct diagnosis in the case of lumbar radiculopathy.
New research has re-affirmed that weakness of one cervical muscle group is closely tied to chronic neck pain… This unit is also implicated as a provocative factor for cervical radiculopathy, cervicogenic headache, and cervicogenic vertigo.
Do you know the answer?
Check out this week’s chiropractic blog to learn which muscle, plus specific strategies to quantifiably test and strengthen it.