Friday, January 12, 2018

Drill Bit Left In Ankle After Operation

11:42 am -before treatment
Have a look at the picture above. My patient came to our clinic with "problems" in his right ankle. He fractured the ankle in 2010, had pins and plates inserted (but the surgeon did not suggest physiotherapy after that).

He resumed running and football after that and subsequently needed an ankle reconstruction last year as another surgeon told him all his ligaments were now torn and the ankle unstable. Again there was no referral for physiotherapy after this second operation.

One year later, he still had lots of pain in his ankle and lack of range of motion. He saw another surgeon for a second opinion and the MRI was inconclusive. He underwent another operation and in the operating theater, the surgeon found a bone spur in front and a broken-off drill bit left behind! Yes, you read correctly, a broken-off drill bit from the earlier operation ??!!!

Finally, this third surgeon he saw referred him for physiotherapy.

11:55 am 
Well, it took me about 13 mins to change his right ankle if you look at the time difference between both pictures. Actually it was less because I treated his left leg too, before re-assessing him.

Now if we put both pictures together, you can definitely see the difference.

See the difference?
Having a difficult time before or after your operation? Come and see us in our clinics. We'll definitely be able to help you get better.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Job Done

It was raining cats and dogs this morning when we returned for Day 2 of the re-certification of the Kinesio Taping Instructors course. This was the last re-certification course available for this period for Instructors as there had already been courses in Albuquerque, Prague and in Brazil in the past 2 months.

Being the model for Graceann
The other Instructors present had become familiar faces and we discussed different teaching strategies. It was good for me to meet the other Instructors in Asia as previously I'd only done the re-certification courses in Albuquerque and Venice. We watched some videos and had the practical sessions to clear our doubts.
Getting my cert from Graceann
My 2 students before and now fellow Instructors
Well, my certification will qualify me to teach for the next 3 years til end 2020. And the next course I'll be teaching will be at Sports Solutions on 3rd-4th February 2018. You can sign up for the February course here.

Next course will be on June 16th-17th 2018.

Here's my cert


Saturday, January 6, 2018

Day 1 Of Kinesio Taping Instructors Recertification (CKTI) In Hong Kong

Study time

3 years have gone by since Venice and here I am in Hong Kong doing my Kinesio Taping re-certification for Instructors. This is my 3rd re-certification after Albuquerque in 2011 and Venice in 2014.

My name tag
Dr Kenso Kase was unfortunately not present this time and since there are some changes to the course, we spent the whole day with Dr Graceann Forrester (who originally certified me as an Instructor in 2010) going through the new slides while sharing some laughs of course.

Going through the slides with Graceann
Graceann did a really good job explaining the new slides and changes.

Graceann at the break
Stay tuned for day 2 of the Instructors re-certification.