Neck/Shoulder

Shoulder External Rotation Mobilization with Belt for Frozen Shoulder

On June 26th, 2017, posted in: General, Neck/Shoulder by 0 Comment

If you’re tired of chronic shoulder pain and stiffness, discover how physical therapy can help.

Check out how proper manual therapy and stretching techniques, under the guidance of a professional can bring you back to the healthy, pain-free life you deserve. 

 

If you are dealing with shoulder pain and would like to know if we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a phone call with one of our doctors of physical therapy, Click Here.

Or you’d rather not speak on the phone, you can click here to send us an email.

Finally, if you’re dealing with shoulder pain and would simply like more information on what else you can do to help yourself, CLICK HERE to get our Popular FREE Report:

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Trouble Looking Over Your Shoulder? This Technique Will Help: Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization with Patient Movement.

 

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Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of mobilization techniques for Soft Tissue Mobilization for neck pain – Do not forget about the triceps!

 

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Key Treatment Technique for Mid-Back and Neck Pain – Mid Thoracic PA Spinal Mobilization in supine

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Mid Thoracic PA Spinal Mobilization with patient in supine position.

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Incredible Neck Pain Treatment Technique – Distal Levator Scapulae and Infraspinatus Soft Tissue Mobilization with Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Distal Levator Scapulae and Infraspinatus Soft Tissue Mobilization

 

If you are dealing with pain and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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Awesome Technique for Treating Neck Pain – Soft Tissue Mobilization with Active Patient Movement

We make a ton of training videos for our staff and  other PTs around the world. Occasionally we  share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our hands-on physical therapy helps others to get back to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.

Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for Cervical Soft Tissue Mobilization with Active Patient Movement.

If you are dealing with pain and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.

If it’s after hours and you’d like to schedule a call with one of our physical therapists Click Here. Or you can click here to send us an email.

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“Why Did My Pain Come Back?”

Have you ever had an injury that you thought was resolved, but then some of the symptoms return a little while later? Did you think that you would have to live with this pain for the rest of your life?

Many of our patients tell us similar stories about a pain/injury that would resurface now and again, sometimes completely debilitating them or at least keeping them from being able to exercise for a while. And unfortunately many of them thought they would “just have to live with it” and occasionally be laid up by it … until they found us.

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Common Golf Related Injuries

What’s the most common golf-related injury you see in the clinic?

I was asked this question by a personal trainer after a presentation I gave on injury prevention. And here was my answer…


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Injury Prevention Screen Part 1: Overhead Reach Test

On November 12th, 2013, posted in: Injury Prevention, Neck/Shoulder by 1 Comment

The video below demonstrates the Overhead Reach Test, which is part 1 of a 5 step Functional Movement Screen I taught to a group of personal trainers. This set of movement tests is designed to identify predispositions to injury so they can be addressed before a problem occurs.

Click here  to be able to choose between all five of the movement screen videos.

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How to Adjust your Chair and Computer to Avoid Neck Pain

Aside from those who come to my office with neck pain due to a trauma or car accident, I would estimate over 90% of my patients with neck pain develop that pain, at least in part, due to poor posture.

With more and more people spending an ever-greater amount of time sitting at desks, the number of people developing serious neck pain and dysfunction is also increasing.  A great deal of this pain could be avoided if people were to set up their desk space in a way that promotes and supports good posture, and if they were also adamant about maintaining these proper postural positions.

I find myself explaining appropriate postural positions and ergonomic desk set-ups on a weekly basis, so I decided to write an article and make a video about this issue.

Based on the video above, whether or not you have a desktop or a laptop, it is likely you will need an adjustable keyboard tray.  Here is a link to one of my favorites.  Note, you may be able to save money if the 17 inch version is big enough for you. You can also opt for the “standard tray” rather than this “adjustable tray” which essentially just gives you more adjustments for the mouse pad area (though if you have wrist or elbow issues, I would stick with the adjustable tray).

If you are using a laptop, here is a link to a wireless keyboard you can connect to it. If this one doesn’t suit your needs, just look around on Amazon for one that does. Here are general directions for connecting the keyboard to the laptop wirelessly.

If your chair is not adjustable in the ways described in the video, here is a link to the fully adjustable chair in the video.  With all that said, if you read this post on the dangers of sitting still and fully supported all day long, you may want to try this swiss ball chair. You can still attain very good posture with this type of chair… you just have to work at it throughout the day, which is likely much better for your health. All the angles of the body and placement of the computer/keyboard demonstrated in the video still apply.

If you have any questions about posture or neck pain that are not addressed in this article or video, please feel free to contact me at any time.