Ep 82 – Corticobasal Syndrome: “I Have a Client Who …” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

Corticobasal Syndrome--Health care worker examining woman's shoulder

A client with corticobasal syndrome wants to improve her range of motion in her right arm. Nothing seems to work so far—sessions with her personal trainer and two massage sessions haven’t made any significant changes. What is corticobasal syndrome? Well, it’s complicated. And what treatment options have the most promise? (You might be surprised.) And most importantly, what is a realistic expectation for this client?

Resources:

Hajebrahimi, F., T. Cakir and L. Hanoglu. (2020). “Virtual Reality Training Helpful in Motor and Cognition in Corticobasal Syndrome: A Case Report PET Study.” Case Reports in Neurology 12, no. 2, 238–46. https://doi.org/10.1159/000508492.

NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders). “Corticobasal Degeneration.” Accessed February 18, 2021. https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/corticobasal-degeneration.

Pantelyat, Alexander. “Corticobasal Syndrome and Corticobasal Degeneration.” Last modified December 4, 2019. https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1150039-overview.

Ribas, C.G. et al. “Effectiveness of Exergaming in Improving Functional Balance, Fatigue and Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.” Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 38, 13–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parkreldis.2017.02.006.

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Ruth Werner, author of A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology
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Author Bio: 

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP's partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com

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