In-person consultations are once again available. See further info in the drop-down menu below.
Medical reports: Several patients have been asking me what is included in a medical report. An example report may be viewed here (click text). Purchasing a medical report is optional, but might aid you in explaining your condition to your primary care physician or surgeons or serve as an overview document that explains your relevant musculoskeletal condition(s).
Sessions requested outside of the ordinary hour-schedule can be done, if mutually time-available, at a double fee.
In virtually all cases involving spine, head or neuropathic problems, I will need to review your imaging. It does not matter if they were reported as normal.
To send the images 1., copy all the imaging disc’s content into a folder (use different folder names if multiple discs). 2., compress the main folder using Winzip or similar (file should be at least 30 megabytes, usually more; if the file is tiny then something is usually wrong. Compressing the main folder (the folder that holds all the files) is sufficient). 3., Send the compressed file to [email protected] using wetransfer.com (link valid only 7 days; please note that I do not have time to double-check this prior to session — Please do not email me and ask me to confirm your imaging outside of session), google drive, or similar. If you don’t understand how to do it, please get someone to help you (I do not have time to guide you on how to do this personally; my apologies). If you choose to use Google drive or Dropbox, please make sure that you send me a download link, not a sharing link (Google drive: click “get link”, and configure it so that “anyone with link” can access the files. Send that link). These two are not the same.
You can also review this link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/guide-doctors-patients-how-send-medical-cd-via-internet-posavec/
If you want to confirm that the files that you are sending me, work, and this is indeed a good idea, you can download a free DICOM reader (eg. HOROS for mac software or RADIANT for Windows) and check for yourself whether or not the files that you have prepared actually work. Please ensure that you are sending actual professional imaging files (DICOM files) and not JPEG or PNG (picture files).
During a Skype session, we will review your case history, medical imaging or bloodwork. I will ask you very specifically about your symptoms, their locations, triggers, etc. Although I cannot examine you physically, we tackle this by instructing you on how to perform certain tests or provocative movements yourself (eg. Spurling’s test (radiculopathy), Roos’ test (thoracic outlet syndrome), etc) while I watch. Sometimes, I may also instruct your friend or spouse to perform certain tests on you (eg. myotome tests for radiculopathy). The way I conduct my online consults work well and I have helped numerous patients online since 2017. Certain regions are more difficult to evaluate online, especially wrists and knees due to highly specific manual diagnostic techniques that cannot easily be reproduced by the patient nor replicated on guidance. Not impossible, but it tends to take longer to reach conclusive diagnostic certainty.
Once we have narrowed down the diagnosis, or most likely differential diagnoses, you will be given homework that is done weekly / daily depending on what the actual issue is. The treatment can be postural, exercises, pharmacological, or referral for surgery. I may also refer you out for additional testing if necessary.
You do not need to be very computer savvy to have a Skype consultation. If your computer works as it should, just install the Skype software and wait for me to call you at the agreed time (usually within 5 minutes). Get someone you know to help you if you are unsure (NB: due to the large number of patients, I, unfortunately, do not have the capacity to assist with this outside of the session). When booking the consult, it is important that you leave your Skype username and not your name, as there may be several in the Skype database with the same name (click the image below)
NB: You need to make sure that your username is searchable in the Skype catalogue. If I try to call you and you do not answer, I will email you. If I cannot find you in the Skype catalogue, I will email you. Failure to respond within the time of the session’s expiry will result in session loss, regrettably.
From chronic low back pain to completely injury-free training – Fredrik Rydland
Kjetil identified a significant postural problem during our first consultation, and immediately started manual muscle testing and corrections. – Filip Caspersen
Kjetil has extreme control of the human body, and knows what is required to move injury-free. My low-back and shoulders have never been stronger. – Runar