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Nancy Brough, MA, former speech pathologist

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.)

MMA Ravindu Bandara

Sri Lanka
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.

Brian Neville, OTR/L, CWCE

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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2015-02-20 Wrist tendonitis:

In that case, get a "thumb spica" that supports the thumb.  Avoid anything that causes ulnar deviation of the wrist or repetitive thumb or wrist motion.  It should get better over the next 2-3 weeks.

2015-02-17 Wrist tendonitis:

It is likely one of two things:    1.  A ganglion cyst located at scapho-lunate interval OR  2.  Tendonitis of the flexor carpi radialis    I would recommend a wrist brace with the wrist in slight flexion

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      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

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