Don’t you love being a PT? Who else cares that a blocked, silent culprit of a joint can lead to consequential injury up or down the chain of the homosapien? Or that a hypermobile joint is distorting my sympathetic nervous system, making me most vulnerable to injury? Who else has that training? We as PTs live for the end feel! Takes “sweat equity” to master for sure. But how rewarding. It is exclusively our science, yes? Pathokinesiology. I want to share this real- life case scenario with you. Here we go!
It is often thought that lower extremity problems are just that...localized lower extremity problems. Well, usually they aren't. Most lower extremity problems, whether traumatic, or insidious onset, are stress reactions of some sort. Tissues are able to adapt to increased stress for a time, but eventually they begin to break down, and they break down in fairly predictable patterns.