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Category Archives: Shoulder

29 Apr, 2019

Blood-Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction rehabilitation, or BFR, is a hot topic in the physical therapy treatment world right now.  Even though it has been around since the 1960s, there has recently been a surge in BFR research that supports how this technique can improve patient outcomes; specifically, because of its success with military personnel.  We are

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10 Feb, 2019

Golf-Specific Physical Therapy

Golf is a game people of any age or gender can play!  It is an invigorating, highly enjoyable sport that can sometimes have serious physical repercussions on your body because of the “for any size, shape, or age” nature. If you don’t know how to properly move your body during play, you may experience discomfort

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10 Jan, 2019

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Your shoulder is the most flexible and movable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective

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19 Sep, 2018

Moving Forward With Your Treatment- Shoulder

rotator cuff

Here are 3 very important things to keep in mind to speed up your recovery: Minimize irritating your shoulder by moving the arm only in a painfree range.    Avoid movements that hurt.  Early on, only actively moving your arm in front of you and don’t actively raise it above your shoulder.  Don’t actively reach out

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5 Oct, 2017

PREHAB to Improve Your Goals

HealthQuest Physical Therapy Male on balance bars

If you’re planning on having surgery such as a total knee replacement, shoulder replacement, or lumbar fusion, just to name a few, having physical therapy before as well as after surgery, gives you great benefits. Prehab Study A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (2015) followed patients who participated in presurgical

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3 Oct, 2017

Is Your Shoulder Pain Coming From the Rotator Cuff?

rotator cuff

Have you ever felt a twinge in your shoulder when lifting something, or do you suffer from an aching shoulder at the end of the day? This could be a sign that your rotator cuff is weak and irritated. Various studies* show that 20% of people with shoulder pain after age 32 have a rotator

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1 Sep, 2017

Reach for Full Range!

Think about how much you reach in a day, whether it’s getting a cup out of the cupboard or the keyboard in front of you at your desk, you probably reach for something at least 20 times a day and you may not even know your reach is limited!  Even if you are not experiencing

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28 Mar, 2017

How To Relieve Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Do you have aching shoulders? Do you know that the problem could be a result of rotator cuff damage? That’s right, your shoulder pain that comes along with certain motions or that you notice during sleep could be a result of rotator cuff issues. Or maybe your son/daughter is getting ready for softball/baseball and they

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