Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder) What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. It occurs when the capsule around the joint thickens and tightens. There are two classifications of frozen shoulder: primary and secondary. Primary is associated with other diseases and conditions such as diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases, and Parkinson’s Disease. Secondary is associated with should...
Posted on 2022-09-28
From PT to the Gym
From Bands to Bars: Transitioning from therapy to the gym People come to physical therapy for many reasons and are treated with evidence-based interventions that help strengthen the systems in your body that require attention. These interventions, through strengthening, provide relief from the symptoms a patient is experiencing and hopefully encourage people to lead more active, healthy and pain free lives. Physical therapy can help many people with these interventions but what happens after yo...
Posted on 2022-09-14
ACL Self Healing
The ACL: It can heal! Hearing you have torn a ligament in your knee can be devastating news, no matter what age you may be. Whether you’re a 16 year old athlete getting ready for your upcoming sports season, or a 45 year old parent getting ready to coach your child’s soccer team, a significant knee injury may have you thinking you are destined for surgery and will miss many future events. ...
Posted on 2022-05-05
PT and the Opioid Epidemic
The History Behind the Opioid Epidemic and the APTA’s Mission to Stop It: America is currently living through the deadliest drug epidemic in history. Data based on a government survey in 2018 found that 2.6 million people in the United States suffer from an opioid use disorder. The roots of today’s opioid epidemic stem back to 1980 when a doctor by the name of Hershel Jick and his assistant, Jane Porter, published a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, stating that the ris...
Posted on 2021-02-26
Exercise and COVID-19
Return to Exercise after COVID-19 The symptom spectrum of COVID-19 is very broad, ranging from mild-moderate to severe symptoms that require supportive care. The majority fall into the mild-moderate category but COVID-19 can affect multiple systems in the body such as cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic, musculoskeletal, and GI1. Many people have been affected by this virus either personally or have a close family/friend who have tested positive. In addition, due to lockdowns and quarantines many p...
Posted on 2021-01-18
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