Monday, October 5, 2009
Ron expressed concerns about A.T.'s reducing shoulders. It all depends on your school M.D.'s standing treatment orders & your state's A.T. practice act & the need to weigh long term damage (axonotmesis etc) caused by delay in treatment. I'm not instructing here, just giving some advice based on my experience (as in all of my posts). I've heard the screams of athletes needlessly suffering from a practitioner trying to reduce a shoulder with levering/traction/thrust techniques on the field, and in the E.R. The Milch technique is the safest, gentleist of all shoulder reduction techniques. No external force by the practitioner is required. If anyone else out there is familiar with it, your comments please.