Improving shoulder outcome

Improving shoulder outcome

One of the keys to trying to get the best possible outcome for your patients, is having a really diligent and focused process where every step of the way, you’re constantly reassessing what you’re doing. As an example, I have a patient for whom I am...
What is your Rotator Cuff? How is it Treated?

What is your Rotator Cuff? How is it Treated?

Your shoulder joint has an amazing ability to rotate in an almost infinite plane. This allows a complicated and coordinated set of movements including overhead activity.  In order to derive the power to maintain that motion and do so in a stable and secure fashion,...
A Commonsense Approach to Treating Shoulder Rotator Cuff Pain

A Commonsense Approach to Treating Shoulder Rotator Cuff Pain

Rotator cuff tendinitis is a fairly common problem. I have had this problem as well due to tennis. The traditional model of care includes short term physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injection if not improving, then surgery if none of the above...

Does physical therapy work?

Physical therapy is considered a first-line treatment for various arthritic and tendon related issues. What is interesting are the numbers patient that tell me they have been to physical therapy before and did not find that it helped them significantly. I still refer...