Case Studies

Case Studies from Northern Michigan Sports Med

Case #1: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A 46 year old female developed carpal tunnel syndrome while working at a local manufacturing plant. She was off work for 2.5 years and required 5 surgeries during that time. Her case cost her employer over $50,000 as of January 2007.
Intervention: An FCE was performed.  
Outcome: Based on the information collected during the test, the case was settled in the employer’s favor.

Case #2: Neck Pain

A 24 year old female began having neck pain while lifting 5 pound pieces of material. She required 2 weeks off work, and the cost to her employer was $1,800 by the time she returned to work.
An ergonomic assessment was performed before her first day back to work.  
A working surface was raised about 12” by stacking 2 wooden pallets under the piles of material.
Outcome: Her neck pain dissipated within a few days and did not require further treatment.

Case #3: Hip Pain

A 57 year old female developed hip pain while working as a transcriptionist. During the physical therapy evaluation, it was determined that her symptoms were being aggravated by work activities.
An ergonomic assessment was recommended to the physician by her treating physical therapist. It was determined that the patient’s workstation was not fit properly to her body. She was given a small stool to rest her feet on, and her chair height was adjusted.  
Outcome: Her symptoms resolved within a week, and no further treatment was required.

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Our Petoskey clinic is located within the Bay Street Orthopedic building, 4048 Cedar Bluff Drive. 231-347-9300 [map]

Our Petoskey East clinic is located on the corner of Mitchell & Division, 345 N. Division 231-348-7950.[map]

Our Boyne City Clinic is located in the SOBO district, 210 S Lake Street 231-459-4750 map

Charlevoix & Cheboygan

Our Charlevoix clinic is located in the Kmart Plaza, at 06510 M-66, 231-547-0380 [map] 

Our Cheboygan clinic is located south of town, 9445 N Straits Hwy, 231-627-7201 [map]

Harbor Springs & Indian River

Our Harbor Springs clinic is located next the Harbor Springs airport, 8452 M-119 Harbor Plaza, 231-348-7002. [map]                                        

Our Indian River clinic is right in the heart of downtown, 3805 South Straits Hwy, 231-238-4880. [map]