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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.
Intervention:
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.
Intervention:
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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Petoskey, Petoskey East & Boyne City

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]