There are a variety of tools and equipment your rehab team may use when helping to treat and manage your shoulder pain.  A broader term for these pain management tools would be termed modalities. Ultrasound is a type of modality (continue...)

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What is a brachial plexus injury? Better yet, what is the brachial plexus?… In a nutshell, the brachial plexus is a complex web of nerves. These nerves stem from our spinal cord in the neck, or cervical spine, and continue (continue...)

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A biceps tenodesis is a surgical correction specifically for the attachment of the biceps at the shoulder. This could involve the long or short head of the biceps, but more commonly involves the long head. There are multiple surgical techniques (continue...)

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Shoulder internal rotation is an under-rated, yet essential, motion at the shoulder joint. Not only is it a functional movement, such as for reaching into our back pockets, but strong internal rotators are important for helping to stabilize the shoulder. (continue...)

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Have you ever dislocated your shoulder? It can be very painful! If you have never experienced this type of injury before, then you may be wondering how to know if you have dislocated the shoulder. Let’s break down the following: (continue...)

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Written by Shelby Green, PT, DPT, MTC, CLT-LANAWhat is a Pulley?A shoulder pulley is a commonly used device in the rehab setting to aid in recovery from a shoulder injury or surgery. The pulley itself is a very simple device, (continue...)

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Shoulder impingement is one of the most common causes of pain in the shoulder region. Your rotator cuff (which consists of 4 muscles) attaches to the arm bone, or humerus. On its way to and near this attachment, it runs under (continue...)

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Rows are an excellent exercise to work on improving your posture. While there is more than one position a row can be performed in, we’ll focus today on an upright row using a resistance band. There are multiple muscle groups (continue...)

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We’ve previously discussed how certain muscles have attachment points at the shoulders and the neck.  As a result, it’s not uncommon to experience some neck pain or discomfort when your shoulder has been bothering you, and vice versa. The levator scapulae is (continue...)

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I LOVE this exercise. It works so many different areas of the upper body all in one motion.  You can practice this with or without a resistance band, depending if you’re focusing more on progressing range of motion or if (continue...)

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