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MMA Ravindu Bandara

Sri Lanka
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I can answer any physiotherapy related conditions.such as, 1. Any Orthopaedic condition. 2. Rheumatological conditions. 3. Neurological conditions. 4. Respiratory conditions. 5. Paediatric conditions. 6. Soft tissue managements. 7. Pr and post operative management.

Nancy Brough, MA, former speech pathologist

U.S.
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I can answer any question about swallowing disorders and acquired and/or developmental communication disorders. Examples are aphasia, brain injury (traumatic or from strokes), and degenerative neurologic diseases. I also have specialized knowledge in craniofacial disorders (i.e., cleft palate.)

Brian Neville, OTR/L, CWCE

U.S.
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I can answer questions about both conservative and post-operative rehabilitation for UPPER extremity injuries. These include but are not limited to: fractures, tendon repairs, tendon transfers, nerve repairs, lacerations, tenolysis procedures, TFCC injuries, repetitive motion disorders, reconstructive procedures. I have an advanced knowledge of UPPER extremity anatomy and industrial rehabilitation. I have extensive splinting skills for injuries to the upper extremity. Although not a physician or a surgeon I have worked closely with world renowned upper extremity specialists for over 10 years. I can give general information on what some of the most common upper extremity surgeries involve. I can reference those procedures as well. PLEASE DON'T ASK ME QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE NECK, SHOULDER, ARM/HAND. I'M NOT QUALIFIED AND KNOW ABSOLUTELY ZERO ABOUT BACKS/HIPS/KNEES/ANKLES/ETC. THANK YOU!!!

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2015-01-19 Broken wrist:

Finger swelling is some of the most debilitating.  You need therapy and likely lots of it.  Get it ASAP and do it through a certified hand therapist.  Find one at www.asht.org.      You will likely need:

2015-01-03 COLLES FRACTURE with K WIRES:

Ok.  First, the median nerve likely has a neurotmesis meaning it has been compressed or moved during surgery.  Basically the nerve is irritated and should get better barring any damage or severe, longstanding

2014-12-19 Physical therapy after broken finger:

Like I said, that's not always the case so it may be just your luck that the bone was severely fractured.  With that said, be very careful with passive ROM of the PIP joint.  Most therapists believe that

2014-12-18 Heel spur/plantar faciatis:

Dear Barry  In my experience plantar fasciatis can be cured 100% and my techniques have been given remarkable improvement. But sorry to say that if there is a calcaneal spur ,I dont think it can be cured

2014-12-17 Physical therapy after broken finger:

Ouch...you aren't going to like the answer Mike.  You don't see much external fixation anymore.  That's kinda old school for the most part as internal fixation has largely taken that procedure over for

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