Published 05/25/2024 by Shelby

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...)

Published 02/07/2024 by Shelby

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...)

Published 12/05/2023 by Shelby

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...)

Published 12/04/2023 by Shelby

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...)

Published 11/27/2023 by Eric

Introduction: The Prevalence of Shoulder Pain in Today’s Society Shoulder pain is a common complaint among people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you’re an athlete, an office worker, or a retiree, chances are you’ve experienced shoulder pain at some (continue...)

Published 11/26/2023 by Eric

Introduction The shoulder joint is one of the most important joints in the body, allowing for a wide range of motion and flexibility. It is responsible for many everyday activities, such as reaching, lifting, and throwing. However, shoulder discomfort can (continue...)

Published 10/25/2023 by Eric

This week we are re-visiting performing a lat pulldown using a resistance band. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we want to make sure to address return to strength training after treatment for breast cancer. Initially after surgical removal (continue...)

Published 10/20/2023 by Eric

This Star Exercise is the first in a series we’ll be doing this month for breast cancer awareness. Treatment for breast cancer often will involve a surgery (e.g., lumpectomy or mastectomy), lymph node removal and/or radiation therapy. These treatment methods, (continue...)

Published 06/22/2023 by Shelby

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...)

Published 06/20/2023 by Shelby

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...)

Published 04/02/2023 by Shelby

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...)

Published 03/07/2023 by Eric

Why Does My Shoulder Hurt Worse at Night?Shoulder pain can be a debilitating condition that interferes with daily activities and can lead to sleep disturbances. In particular, shoulder pain that worsens at night can make it difficult to fall and (continue...)

Published 03/07/2023 by Shelby

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...)

Published 03/07/2023 by Shelby

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...)

Published 03/07/2023 by Shelby

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...)