Bio

Brian Yee, PT practices in Atlanta, Georgia working with orthopaedic and sports injuries. Specialties include chronic neck and back pain, nerve rehabilitation, myofascial pain, and extremity injuries. Brian also works with the spectrum of athletes including in the PGA tour, NFL, USTA, triathletes, and Olympians. Brian is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Mercer University Physical Therapy program, primarily involved in the orthopedic residency curriculum. Publications include book chapters on nerve rehabilitation in Orthopedic Rehabilitation Clinical Advisor by Sueki and Brechter, GOLF magazine, and tennis injury related articles. Brian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and certified in Intramuscular Manual Therapy.

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  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Brian Yee answered:

    What can I do to prevent an ACL injury?

    An ACL injury is usually due to the knee going into excessive valgus (knee turning inwards) and/or some type of rotary /pivot force. Many people focus on training the musculature around the knee such as the quad and hamstrings. This does help, but one must also consider the stability of the joints...Read More
  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    How is tennis elbow treated?

    In traditional Physical Therapy - typically use ultrasound, electrical stimulation, stretching, and iontophoresis to decrease the irritation of the lateral elbow tendons.The clinical outcomes are fair to poor on this.

    We typically assess restrictions in joint mobility around the elbow and wrist that

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  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Brian Yee answered:

    How is tennis elbow treated?

    In traditional Physical Therapy - typically use ultrasound, electrical stimulation, stretching, and iontophoresis to decrease the irritation of the lateral elbow tendons.The clinical outcomes are fair to poor on this.

    We typically assess restrictions in joint mobility around the elbow and wrist that

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  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Brian Yee answered:

    How can I prevent repeat ankle sprain injury?

    It is important to improve ankle dorsiflexion after an ankle sprain. Research indicates a loss of ankle mobility with chronic ankle sufferers - primarily in ankle dorsiflexion - which is the motion you need to walk correctly. Reserach also indicates a change in muscle control patterns not only in

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  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Brian Yee answered:

    How can I prevent repeat ankle sprain injury?

    It is important to improve ankle dorsiflexion after an ankle sprain. Research indicates a loss of ankle mobility with chronic ankle sufferers - primarily in ankle dorsiflexion - which is the motion you need to walk correctly. Reserach also indicates a change in muscle control patterns not only in

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  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    How is back pain diagnosed?

    In physical therapy, we assess the mechanics, movements, and tissue involvement that may contribute to low back pain. Back pain may not only be from a herniated disc or degenerated spine, it can be much more complex requiring the understanding of multiple systems that may involve itself.

    In a typical...Read More
  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Does lower back pain always need treatment?

    That is the million dollar question. Statistics show that within 4-12 weeks of acute onset of low back pain, up to 90% of people feel better without course of treatment. However, the astonishing numbers indicate up to 70-80% of patients will experience a low back pain episode again in a year.

    So...Read More
  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    How do foot related sports injuries affect the body?

    I pay particular attention to foot injuries and how it relates to the rest of the mechanics of the body. Even by looking at the callouses on your feet you can begin to make an assessment why the patient is having pain or dysfunction somewhere higher in the body. For example, in runners/sprinters...Read More
  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    What treatments are there for chronic pain?

    Treating chronic pain takes a multifactorial approach from an interdisciplinary group of practitioners. From a Physical Therapy perspective, we take into consideration pain from a physical assessment - including motion, strength, endurance and muscuolskeletal pain sources and coordinate our t...Read More
  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    What stretches should I do before I workout so I do not get back pain?

    There are many stretches you can do to help loosen your back up before you work out. Please keep in mind  that stretching does not guarantee that your back will not hurt - as there other causes of back pain than just tight muscles. Some light stretches you can do to loosen your back include:

    Pelvic

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  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Are crunches the best exercise to eliminate my back pain?

    No. There is a misunderstanding that the stronger your abs are, the better it is for your back. Although strong abs can help stabilize your spine, current research indicates that there are different roles of muscles in the trunk. Generally speaking, the smaller muscles of your spine called ‘local’ muscles help

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  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Brian Yee has posted a blog entry:

    Check out this video from Australia about how your brain's involvement in pain affects a patient's outcome of rehabilitating from pain and injury.

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  • Greg Augustyn , NASM Elite Trainer - Wyckoff, NJ - Fitness
    Nice to meet you Brian.
  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Brian Yee has posted a blog entry:

    Here's a great article written by Sports Illustrated about the current pain sciences and how it relates to high performance athletes.Research in the

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  • Brian Yee - city, AK - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Brian Yee has posted a blog entry:

    Here's a great question my colleague, Beth Collier, PT, DPT, OCS asked recently:

    What are your thoughts on treating pain as a primary complaint rather

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