presented by Clare Frank
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Clare Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Frank is a board certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). She currently serves as a clinical instructor for both the Spine and Sports Rehabilitation Fellowship programs at Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles. She has served on the Injury Prevention and Rehab…Read full bio
1. An Introduction to the Functional System
This chapter will describe the underlying premises of musculosekeletal system and how pain interacts with movement and muscle function. The chapter will discuss the common causes of impairments, the differences between cause and source, and how that relates to musculoskeletal pain. This chapter will also discuss the role of the sensorimotor system in coordinating stability-mobility continuum, the relationship between movement patterns and muscle balance, and the consequence of muscle imbalance.
2. The Upper Quarter Evaluation
This chapter will start with a patient interview to gain insight into the patient's history. The chapter will then demonstrate a structured exam from a movement system perspective, including alignment, posture, gait, functional movement and making predictions for possible impairments. Dr. Frank will confirm the impairments through careful assessment of muscle length and movement patterns.
3. Clinical Reasoning for Treatment Strategies
This chapter discusses the findings from the upper quarter evaluation. The chapter discusses the source and contributing factors based on the patient presentation and provides treatment strategies.