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6 Jul, 2020

A Common Joint to Injure

The shoulder is a very common joint to injure. This is due to the nature of the joint. The shoulder joint is a very shallow joint which has mostly muscles and ligaments holding it in place in addition to a thick and stiff piece of cartilage called the labrum, which helps to vacuum seal the

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6 Jul, 2020

Issues with Our Shoulder

If you are experiencing; trouble reaching into that cabinet, pain when brushing or washing your hair, or even trouble just reaching to pick things up, you’re probably dealing with a shoulder issue. There are several reasons you why you could be experiencing issues with your shoulder. Regardless of the cause, physical therapy is the solution

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26 Jun, 2020

Bunions

I remember being a kid and seeing my mom’s feet especially in the summer.  She had this bump on the inside area of her big toe.  She always said, “I hope you don’t have my feet when you grow up!”  I always wondered why her bone stuck out like that. These “bumps” are called bunions. 

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10 Jun, 2020

Physical Therapy After Surgery

Do I need physical therapy after surgery? After having surgery physical therapy can help improve your recovery time with better outcomes!  All physical therapy treatments are designed based on each individual’s needs, but will be set around certain guidelines depending on the type of surgery. Some surgeries such as ACL or rotator cuff repairs have

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9 Jun, 2020

Inflammation from Repetitive Stress

Impingement syndrome of the shoulder is a condition in which the muscles and tendons of the shoulder are inflamed due to repetitive stress from the bones on the soft tissue.  The shoulder joint consists of the: Upper arm bone (humerus) Shoulder blade (scapula) Collar bone (clavicle). The shoulder has several muscles including the rotator cuff

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8 Jun, 2020

Pain, Weakness, & Loss of ROM

Shoulder pain and weakness are some of the most common reasons people seek help from a medical professional. The design of the shoulder as a ball and socket joint whereas the rounded head of the humerus articulates with the cup-like depression of the scapula giving it a wide degree of movement is why the shoulder

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29 May, 2020

“Un-Freezing” That Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder? Adhesive Capsulitis, or “Frozen Shoulder” is a condition in which the shoulder and the surrounding tissues thickens, which ultimately leads to: Stiffness Decreased range of motion Inability to move one’s arm Frozen shoulder often prevents you from doing everyday activities or the things you love to do. How Does Frozen Shoulder

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14 Feb, 2020

No Excuses, It’s Time to Treat Shoulder Issues

The most common perpetrators of shoulder pain are impingement of the rotator cuff muscles and biceps tendons. They hurt when you lift your arm above shoulder height. This can become a vicious cycle because repetitive motion can cause pain, which stops you from lifting your arm above your head and reaching for your favorite coffee

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20 Sep, 2019

Shoulder Issues and Their Symptoms

All of us have most likely experienced shoulder pain at some point in our lives. Shoulder issues, like pain and weaknesses are some of the most common reasons people seek help from a physical therapist. The design of our shoulder, is a ball and socket joint, giving it a wide degree of movement. That’s why

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29 Aug, 2019

Neck Disrupting Driving and Sleeping Schedules…

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do you use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining our neck health and good posture limits our chance

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