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Sep - Oct 2013 - Neurodynamics
It always seems to me September is a month of change. As students return to the classroom and summer transitions into fall, the weather, our surroundings, and our lifestyles all change. This edition also brings with it change. Thanks to the feedback of our membership, we have elected to add a case study to each edition of the Orthopaedic Division Review (ODR).
Sep - Oct 2013 Volume 26, No. 3

Unfortunately, the dog days of summer are coming to an end; those lazy days of summer slowly fading away. However, your Orthopaedic Division Committee has been busy in the background over the summer. Dr Pat Fonstad and I met face to-face with with Education Committee members, Rolly Lavalee (Chair) and Hilary Reese (Examinations Chair) for a day and a half in late July post flood Calgary. Pat was gracious to offer her home for lodging and the meeting venue. It was a very productive meeting and we owe a lot to these very dedicated members. Many issues were discussed and consensus was very favorable; The Robin Hood Fund criteria, a system of tracking curriculum candidates, student retention, IFOMT accreditation, curriculum examination process, MCQ quality assurance, budgets, and current or potential University -based programs were discussed. Next year’s Orthopaedic Symposium 2014 in Edmonton will focus on myofascial pain and treatment and current concepts on spinal assessment and treatment. We already have a slate of excellent speakers lined up.

1. Do ‘sliders’ slide and ‘tensioners’ tension? An analysis of neurodynamic techniques and considerations regarding their application
Michel W. Coppietersa,b,*, David S. Butlerb
2. Sonography assessment of the median nerve during cervical lateral glide and lateral flexion. Is there a difference in neurodynamics of asymptomatic people?
Peter Brochwicz*, Harry von Piekartz, Christoff Zalpour

3. The immediate effect of unilateral lumbar Z-joint mobilisation on posterior chain neurodynamics
Adam Michael Szlezak a,*, Peter Georgilopoulos b, Joanne Elizabeth Bullock-Saxton a, Michael Craig Steele a

We’ve all had those ‘head-scratcher’ cases that proved to be trickier to treat than we first expected and on occasion, the addition of a neurodynamic mobilization seems to hit ‘the sweet spot’.

This patient is a 37-year-old female, with a 5+ year history of chronic right shoulder and scapular pain due to repetitive factory work.

The Slump Test