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.

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 [...]

Decreasing Muscle Soreness After Exercise

Sore muscles after exercise  just make you wanna go "Awwwwwww..." When you get up from a chair, walk upstairs, try to play with your kids, or perform house duties you are constantly reminded of the beating you gave to those sore muscles. The funny thing is that I can't get upset at my sore [...]

By |2022-06-06T02:19:46+00:00June 6th, 2022|Exercise|

Chronic Forearm Fascial Pain from a Wasp Sting

Patient's Story A 34-year-old hypermobile female who is 6 months pregnant comes to the Fascia Institute and Treatment Center after being stung by a wasp 6 weeks ago in the right forearm. She had an initial episode of severe inflammation along the forearm that resolved in about a week. However, she had continued to [...]

Platelet-Rich Plasma Frequently Asked Questions

You are possibly a candidate for platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma is used to treat many causes of pain, mostly tendon, ligament and joint pain. Platelet-rich plasma can also be used for muscle strains and tears.  During your consultation, we will review your medical history images examine you and determine if platelet-rich plasma is an [...]

By |2022-05-31T21:17:37+00:00May 31st, 2022|Prolotherapy|

Key for Fascia Health – Janda Syndromes

Janda Fascial Balance and Crossed Syndromes When it comes to pain, the most important factor is posture and balance. The syndrome of upper and lower crossed syndromes described by Janda makes a lot of sense in clinic practice.  In today's society, we spend too much time at a computer or on a cell phone [...]

By |2022-03-21T12:36:14+00:00March 21st, 2022|Fascia|

What is a Hydrodissection or Fascial Hydrorelease?

Introduction Hydrodissection and hydrorelease are new procedures that are gaining traction in treating fascial pain. Fascia is not only a protective covering of many organs, nerves, bone, skin, and muscle but also has many nerve fibers that course through it. When fascia is injured or develops scar tissue, the nerve endings can get irritated and [...]

By |2023-08-05T15:42:54+00:00January 14th, 2022|Hydrodissection, Hydrorelease|
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