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Mark Balch, PT, MPT, CSCS

All questions relating to acute or chronic injuries or pain. Specialties include spinal conditions including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar strains, SI dysfunctions, and disc issues; orthopedics including post surgical; and sports medicine. No systemic disease or pediatric questions.

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.)

Brian Neville, OTR/L, CHT, 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!!!

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.

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2014-09-19 pain or strech in metacarpal region:

Dear,  Yes, This mayn't be a major issue. I now feel that this is directly work related. Follow the below things.  1. While you type times to times bend and stretch your all the fingers.  2. it is better

2014-09-08 clarification for previous ?:

There are 2 tendons/muscles that flex the finger:  The flexor digitorum profundus (flexes the DIP) and the flexor digitorum superficialis (flexes the PIP).  They have a very intricate relationship.  If

2014-08-29 finger flexor anatomy:

Interesting question...I don't think I've ever been asked that.  The primary role of the vinculum is to provide blood supply to the tendon...probably 99% of the blood supply that it receives.  It often

2014-08-18 Table:

Those are likely called Codman's exercises.  Unless you have money that's eager to be spent I wouldn't buy one.  You can achieve the same thing by bending at the waist, on a bed, etc.  I doubt you can

2014-07-21 Slow healer?:

Dear Bud,  I dont know how long have you been suffering from the meniscal injury. If it was long there is a tendency to have Arthritis. I don't think that the surgery is failed. Yes your surgeon i correct

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