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Back Pain and Sciatica- FREE EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 9th 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Have you been suffering from back pain and sciatica? Have you tried treatment without any results? Come to our workshop and learn about the main causes of back pain and sciatica. Additionally, see a demonstration by Dr. John Stephen on how physical therapy at Rehab Specialists can heal those suffering from back pain and sciatica for good. We have limited seats, register today using the link below or call us to reserve your seat at 269-459-6212. This event could change your life!

http://www.rehabspecialistsmi.com/upcoming-workshop-event


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Research

Peripheral Neuropathy and effectiveness of multi-modal interventions in managing symptoms - A clinical Case Study 

John Stephen, PT,PPD, Cert MDT, Cert MT
Clinic Director, Rehab Specialists

Abstract

A case study of a 75 year old female who presents with severe intractable pain in both feet, loss of plantar feet sensation and lower leg, intermittent loss of balance and dizziness for the past 3 years . Patient was referred to skilled out patients physical therapy by her primary care physician after a traditional pharmacological therapy and previous physical therapy failed to control her symptoms. After a comprehensive evaluation a multi-modal treatment protocol was chosen which involved neuro-mobilization techniques, balance reeducation, micro-current point stimulation (MPS), and anodyne therapy. Patient had a slow but good progress with the protocol and pain was significantly reduced in 5 visits and by 12th visit her balance, dizziness and sensation was restored 75%. This case study provides supportive evidence that a multi-modal intervention protocol is effective in controlling pain, improve sensation, improve balance and to prevent falls. Patient was able to maintain her progress after 10 months. 

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