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Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy: 5 Easy Stretches to Help Your Pain

Fibromyalgia stretches

Millions of Americans suffer from symptoms of Fibromyalgia.  The most common are muscle and joint pains, fatigue, sleep, and mood disorders.  The cause of Fibromyalgia is poorly understood.  However, we know the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and nonpainful stimuli is affected. If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, your brain and spinal cord […]

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Manual Therapy Helps Your Shoulder Pain

Manual therapy for shoulder pain

As many as 1 in 4 Americans experience shoulder pain.  Pain ranges from a mild nuisance to severe disability.  Shoulder pain has many origins.  Rotator cuff disorders are the most common.  Many others suffer from a frozen shoulder, labral tear, or instability. In addition to the many origins of shoulder pain, there are even more […]

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5 Exercises for a Better Recovery After Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery Rehab

Since the late 1990’s, shoulder surgeries have risen by nearly 10 times.  The most common reason for surgery is shoulder impingement.  Impingement occurs when your rotator cuff, biceps tendon, and/or bursa are pinched or irritated.  Irritation occurs between the bones of your upper arm and shoulder blade.  Subacromial decompression is an arthroscopic surgery that removes […]

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4 Healthy Diet Tips to Decrease Pain

Diet and pain

More than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food.”  This idea has never been more important than today.  This is because of the growing pain medication crisis we have in our country.  Millions of Americans are addicted to prescription pain medication.  A more holistic and long-term […]

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Foam Roller Exercises for Better Shoulder Mobility

foam rolling shoulder exercises

Are you stretching your shoulder but not seeing any real improvement in your range of motion? Many people see little carryover or long-term change by doing stretching exercises alone.  Manual therapy performed by your physical therapist provides an additional benefit to self-stretching exercises.  However, you can’t see your physical therapist forever.  If you want to […]

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Shoulder Dislocation: Who Needs Surgery and How to Get Started with Rehab

Rehab after shoulder stabilization surgery

About half of people who suffer a shoulder dislocation will have a second dislocation within 2 years. Several types of surgery are proven to reduce future dislocations. But not everyone needs surgery after a shoulder dislocation. Special rehabilitation exercises are proven to improve pain and function after a shoulder dislocation. This article highlights recent research […]

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Shoulder Dislocations: 5 of the Best Types of Rehab Exercise

Shoulder intability exercises

Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body.  However, it is also the most often dislocated joint.  Shoulder dislocations are most common in active people under 25 years old.  About 200,000 shoulder dislocations occur in the U.S. each year.  Surgery or non-surgical treatments are available.  Five types of exercises are required for you […]

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ACL Rehab: The Final 3 Keys to Returning to Your Sport

ACL reconstruction

This year 250,000 ACL injuries are estimated to occur in the U.S. Unfortunately, only 63% of athletes ever return to their sport after ACL surgery. Also, in the first 2 years after surgery, 30% who return to high level sports sustain a second injury.  These high level sports are those that require jumping, pivoting and […]

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