Industrial Medicine and Acute Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 3. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Conditions: The Role for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Bracing, and Modalities

Patrick M. Foye, William J. Sullivan, Aaron W. Sable, Andre Panagos, Joseph P. Zuhosky, Robert W. Irwin

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Abstract

Foye PM, Sullivan WJ, Sable AW, Panagos A, Zuhosky JP, Irwin RW. Industrial medicine and acute musculoskeletal rehabilitation. 3. Work-related musculoskeletal conditions: the role for physical therapy, occupational therapy, bracing, and modalities. This chapter focuses on the use of modalities, therapeutic exercise, and orthotic devices in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, neck pain and low back pain. It is part of the study guide on industrial rehabilitation medicine and acute musculoskeletal rehabilitation in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Overall Article Objective: To review the medical literature that may help clinicians make treatment decisions regarding modalities, therapeutic exercise, and orthotic devices for treating common work-related conditions in the upper and lower limbs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S14-S17
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Volume88
Issue number3 SUPPL.1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

Keywords

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Exercise therapy
  • Low back pain
  • Orthotic devices
  • Physical therapy techniques
  • Rehabilitation
  • Tennis elbow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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