About Jacques Courseault, MD, CAQSM, FAAPMR

Physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine specialists and Founder and Medical Director of The Fascia Institute and Treatment Center at the Tulane University School of Medicine.
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Dextrose Prolotherapy Review for Lower Extremity Injuries

ABSTRACT: Lower extremity soft tissues injuries account for a large proportion of musculoskeletal injuries. In cases where medication, physical therapy and cortisone injections do not provide complete relief, dextrose prolotherapy is a viable treatment option that has been available for many decades. In our clinic, dextrose prolotherapy is particularly effective in patients who are [...]

Folate-Deficient Hypermobility Syndrome: A New Diagnosis

Jacques Courseault, MD, CAQSM, FAAPMR August 26, 2022 - The area of hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos research is gaining more traction with the recognition of peculiar clinically presenting patterns in flexible patients. Because of the thorough evaluation performed at the Tulane Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Clinic, we noticed a trend of high folate levels during the [...]

By |2022-08-26T18:28:32+00:00August 26th, 2022|Hypermobility|

Fascial Hydrodissection for Medial Scapular Border Pain: Case Series of Treatment for Myofascial Pain Syndrome

ABSTRACT: Neck and upper back pain can be common issues among athletes. Myofascial pain due to fascial adhesions can explain these athletes’ symptoms and prevent them from performing. In this retrospective series, three athletes diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome at the medial scapular border are treated with ultrasound-guided (USG) hydrodissection. All athletes reported significant [...]

Comparison of Electrolyte Supplements for Dysautonomia

Intended Audience: Patients seen in the Tulane Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Clinic, who have been diagnosed with Dysautonomia or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and patients who have been instructed by their provider to consume oral electrolyte supplementation.   Article by Catherine Kingry, MD Many patients seen in the Tulane Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Clinic experience some [...]

By |2022-08-22T21:32:05+00:00August 22nd, 2022|Supplements|

What is Hypermobility

What is Hypermobility? Hypermobility refers to the natural flexibility of joints. Thirty to fifty percent of the population has joint hypermobility, which in many cases, offers an athletic and competitive advantage. Because of flexible joints secondary to hypermobility, those who are hypermobile can run faster, jump higher, avoid certain injuries and throw farther than [...]

Fascial Hamstring Hydrodissection in A College Football Player

Introduction A fascial hamstring hydrodissection can be used for acute and chronic hamstring pain. Hamstring injuries keep many out of recreation and competitive sport. Historically, hamstring therapy with physical therapy, massage, dry needling, and trigger point injections have been helpful but continue to result in delays in returning to competition. At the Fascia Institute [...]

Elbow and Throwing Biomechanics: A Detailed Perspective

At the Fascia Institute and Treatment Center, we specialize in fascia care, but are also experts in biomechanics. Because of the Fascia Institute's association with Tulane Orthopedics we have developed a collaborated biomechanical analysis system spearheaded by Buddy Savoie and Andre Labbe. Using the Noraxon system, overhead throwing athletes of all levels are seeking [...]

Neurochondria for Nerve Pain

Introduction Nerve pain is annoying, relatively common and can be a challenge to treat. We often think of the body as a "macro" system, or how things in the body work on a structural level. The "micro" or biochemical environment tends to be neglected. To address environmental deficits in nerve pain, the proper nutrition [...]

By |2022-07-11T13:03:36+00:00July 11th, 2022|Nerve Pain, Supplements|

Dextrose Prolotherapy for Treating Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries in Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Systematic Review

Rachel Turner, Brent Shaw, Catherine Kingry, MD, Jacques Courseault, MD, CAQSM, FAAPMR Abstract Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) is the most common subtype of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, which manifests as the most common connective tissue disorder, affecting at least 1 in 500 patients. Dextrose prolotherapy is a promising treatment for upper extremity pain. The Tulane Hypermobility [...]

By |2022-07-08T13:56:48+00:00July 8th, 2022|Hypermobility|

Hydrodissection for Low Back Pain in a Golfer

Patient's Story A 45-year-old male who is a 5 handicap golfer has been unable to play for the past 3 months because of low back pain. He hurt his low back during a golf swing, in which he felt a pull in his right low back and glute muscle. He has mild pain at [...]

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