I hope everyone in the US had a great holiday! Today's Quick Links come from the Sports Physiotherapist, the JOSPT, and Conditioning Research.
The Sports Physiotherapist blog wrote a great post on Kienbock's Disease, a rare condition of the lunate. It is very well referenced and has the stages and conservative and surgical options depending on progression. One of my patients had a presentation very similar to this and ended up with the surgery. I treated her afterward with STM and wrist mobilizations after her surgery and she has full ROM. I'll write it up as a case next week.
The latest JOSPT featured an article on the development of a CPR to see which patients would benefit from thrust manipulation to the cervical spine plus exercise. There are less criteria than the CPR for lumbar spine. Hopefully it will be validated in future research with a second study as the lumbar spine CPR was.
Chris at Conditioning Research reviewed an article that looked at performance at different times of the day. I have oftened wondered this as I workout when most people are in bed, between 9:30-10:30. This is after I put my three kids to bed, and I am not a morning person, at least when it comes to working out. It's been a while since I had a great workout in the middle of the day or early evening, but I am glad that regular training similar times of the day positively affects performing during those times.