Theun's Journey: Initial Presentation
Theuns attended Physiotherapy for 1 year and had 64 sessions of dry needling (Image 1) before he was referred to hand therapy. Prior to deciding on using the CMMS technique, Theuns attended our Hand Surgery & Therapy Meeting where a team collaborated with regards to the best decision for future management. The team agreed that further surgical intervention would be expensive, painful and require intense post surgical rehabilitation. The CMMS technique, however, would be safe, inexpensive and only require intermittent hand therapy. The CMMS technique was therefore applied.
Physio Dry needling sessions with Physiotherapist
Image 1: Initial Flexion
Image 2: Initial Scar
Image 3: Initial cast design and movement after 1 week in a cast