16 February 2011
1:30pm-4:30pm 3 hours
Accumulated Hours: 113
Patient 1: The patient complained of pain within the bottom of the thumb when playing the piano in the band/orchestra class she takes at her school. Anne discovered the patient has tendonitis of the tendon along the thumb. She gave the patient a splint that she can use when playing if possible to restrict the thumb from moving in a harmful way. She suggests heat for ten minutes before playing and ice for fifteen minutes after playing.
Patient 2: A patient who broke his finger catching a football came in today complaining of immobilization from being in a cast for so long. Anne heated the finger and used ultra-sound then stretched the finger manually to get it moving more. She also took measurements so that she could compare later on to mark his progress.