Zolpidem Warning

What is major concern with taking zolpidem? Ambien now has a black box warning for causing memory loss.

Zolpidem Warning2016-09-26T00:07:28+00:00

Amitriptyline SE

What are the side affects of amitriptyline? Just remember: Blind as a bat, mad as a hatter, red as a beat, hot as a hare, dry as a bone.

Amitriptyline SE2016-08-18T13:08:15+00:00

Scapular Rotation

How else can I tell the difference between trapezius weakness and rhomboid weakness? If the rhomboids are weak there would be lateral winging as well as upward rotation of the scapular.  In trapezius weakness you appreciate lateral winging but instead of upward rotation, the patient will have downward rotation of the scapular.

Scapular Rotation2018-01-30T04:32:17+00:00


What nerve innervates the trapezius? The rhomboid? Spinal accessory nerve innervates the trapezius where the dorsal scapular nerve innervates the rhomboids.


LTN Roots

What roots make up the above nerve and what part of the brachial plexus does it branch from? C5,C6, C7 make up the long thoracic nerve. The long thoracic nerve branches from the roots of the brachial plexus.

LTN Roots2017-07-06T18:38:54+00:00

Long Thoracic Nerve

What nerve innervates the serratus anterior and is often injured causing medial winging? Long thoracic nerve!

Long Thoracic Nerve2016-08-18T12:51:52+00:00

Adhesive Capsulitis

What movements are typically decreased in adhesive capsulitis? You  can appreciate external rotation, flexion and abduction restrictions.

Adhesive Capsulitis2017-07-06T18:37:59+00:00


What pathology does yergason's test assess for? What is yergason's test? To perform yergason's test, you have the patient flex their elbow and place the arm in pronation.  Then you have them attempt supination against resistance.  It also assess bicep tendon pathology and a positive test is when pain is localized to the tendon.



What pathology does speed test assess for? Speed's test assesses for proximal biceps tendon pathology.


Chain of Activity

Are closed or open chain activity performed first in shoulder rehab? Closed chain kinetics are usually performed first.  This builds strength in the rotator cuff while simulating normal ball and socket joint movements allowing open chain maneuvers sooner.

Chain of Activity2016-08-18T03:53:49+00:00
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