Conservative Therapy of Patient with Dyspareunia in a Post-menopausal State with Co-morbidities Including Previous Breast Cancer and Valve Replacement: A Case Report
D. DiToro, M. Mason-Cover, C. Hazelton, Annie Burke-Doe, and Marilyn Miller
Dyspareunia is defined as persistent pain in the vaginal area before, during, or after sexual intercourse.1,2 The etiology is uncertain in the medical literature, but evidence proposes that pain and dysfunction of pelvic floor muscles (PFM) can contribute to dyspareunia and other forms of chronic pelvic pain.1,2 The information contained in this case report is clinically relevant because it presents evidence that dyspareunia can be treated safely with physical therapy techniques on a patient with a complex medical history.
Marilyn Miller, Linda Hill, and Nicolas Van Den Heever
Occupational and Physical Therapists are in a unique role, in which they can assist in the identification and rehabilitation of impairments. The collaboration between UCSD and USAHS is preparing students with the knowledge and skills to assess older persons for driving abilities.
The current content delivery allows the TREDS program to be available to the Gerontology course offering for other USAHS campus locations; and has the potential to be accessed by other institutions of higher education offering courses in Gerontology.
Marilyn Miller and Carolyn R. McMakin
One session of frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) restored voluntary function and muscle definition for a 67 y. o. male DIY enthusiast after 18 mos of disuse.
A Different Instructional Model to Improve Student Learning Outcomes in Gross and Applied Anatomy for Physical Therapy Students
Cherie Peters-Brinkerhof and Christine Mary Childers
Teaching and learning anatomy in a DPT program poses a challenge to students and faculty because of the volume of material needed as foundational information for a PT curriculum. The aim of this study was to determine if a round-robin model of instruction in anatomy and applied anatomy labs, is more effective to meet the course learning objectives compared to a more traditional, separate class instruction.
1. What were the faculty and students’ perception of the teaching method used for anatomy and applied anatomy?
2. What were the faculty's perceptions of the students’ understanding of the material presented?
3. Did the faculty and students perceive any barriers to their learning?
4. Did the faculty and students perceive any opportunities for their learning?
Tiffany Wu and Heather Disney
For a physical therapy student completing a clinical internship, one quickly learns that not all patients present as perfectly as they do in the textbooks. This case report highlights the clinical decision making to navigate such a patient and the various interventions used to reduce pain, increase range of motion and help the patient return to functional activities following a complex knee injury.
The purpose of this study is to map the clinical decision-making process from a student physical therapist’s perspective in managing a 21-year-old male with multiple knee ligament injuries to help improve knee mobility.
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