Joined: October 26, 2007
I assume is is because she is pragnant. When my wife was a pragant a co-worker of hers was prangant as well, and had the same problem. She was told not to lay on her side, try not bending over, and not carry heavy items.
Joined: August 29, 2007
My concern was how it happened and hw it was fixed. Since she is late in her pregnancy one needs to me mindful of aggressive repetitive mobilzation/manipulation. She will be producing hormones which are seeking to soften many holding elements to prepare for delivery.
Joined: December 13, 2007
(original poster here - old login is not working...).
OAK, please steer us on the right path if you can... what you have posted doesn't really help, but I would be happy to have the benefit of your knowledge.
As to how the rib became displaced: she couldn't pin it to anything... she had a slip on ice 7-10 days before pain & other symptoms came up. However, she did not think that had anything to do with it. She is a very high level rock-climber who was continuing to train, but at a reduced level.
Joined: September 2, 2003
Sorry to sound negative.
She's a pregnant rock climber and she can't understand why her back is sore? (Probably in denile )
If you think of an injury as something coming "out of place" and a mobilization/manipulation technique as putting it "back in place" you will usually run into trouble.
Try treating it as a sprain/strain and it will make much more sense.
Also, I always believe that these injuries should be treated before the baby is born as the mother will be doing alot of bending/lifting with the baby, and as well, probably won't have time to come in for treatment during this time.
Joined: December 12, 2007
Thanks Oak, hmgross & others.
The full story is that I am a soon to graduate student and a friend back home wrote me about her 'displaced rib'. She said he did a manip, she heard a pop and "it went back in but later came out" and that she still had pain ++. I suspect what happened is that the PT found a structural anomaly, treated it with an appropriate manip, but failed to explain the 'displaced rib' as a sprain / strain and warn against post treatment soreness.