Jun 4, 2021
Looking for more clinical education? Welcome to CALU Clinical Files: Level Up Edition. Today, Shelbie Miller will be walking us through her thought process on a challenging clinical presentation of a mother and fitness instructor who suffered a complex set of injuries and trauma following a motor vehicle accident.
A 36 year-old female fitness instructor sustained right arm weakness, pain, numbness, and color changes during a motor vehicle accident. She was in the car with her children and admits to having nightmares and anxiety every night since the accident. This patient presented to PT 1 month later with a guarded arm, gross arm weakness that did not follow a specific pattern, significant grip weakness, lateral hand numbness and admitted to a syncope episode after the accident. She has difficulty with all ADLs and hopes to return to teaching barre and cycling classes. Tune in to hear how to navigate a complex case by addressing the psychosocial factors at play as well as the exercise progression used to return this patient back to fitness instructing!
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