Rotator Cuff Tear

WHAT IS THE ROTATOR CUFF?   The Rotator Cuff (RTC) is a group of 4 muscles that provide strength and stability to the shoulder. They connect from your scapula (angel wing in the back of your arm) to the head of the humerus (top of your arm), forming a cuff around the shoulder joint. These…

Post-COVID 19 Rehabilitation: **BREATHING EXERCISES**

Post-COVID syndrome have left many with residual pulmonary and systemic manifestations. These lingering symptoms can often cause difficulty in breathing, fatigue, joint pain, weakness, brain fog, and loss of taste/smell. The good news is that many of these issues CAN be reduced and even eliminated with a program that focuses on deep breathing, strength, and…

Post-COVID 19 Syndrome & Rehabilitation

Post-COVID syndrome is a common, unique phenomenon that we have just begun to understand. Some studies have shown that 10% of those with COVID-19 will go onto have lingering symptoms, while others estimate up to 70%. Even those with relatively mild COVID-19 can go on to becoming “long-haulers”. COVID-19 comes with a range of symptoms, so, too,…

What causes low back pain to become chronic?

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the US and the world. Treatments for back pain have escalated to the most expensive medical problem. Why do some experience back pain for just a few days while others develop chronic symptoms and even disability? A recently published research article looked into this very…

Elbow Pain Spotlight

“I usually go to the gym 4-5 times a week and never have any problems. I guess I’m getting older because out of nowhere I developed left elbow pain. Whenever I attempt to lower weight from preacher curl, I would get an excruciating sharp pain that would cause me to jerk. It did not bother…

Guidelines for the Treatment of Low Back Pain

Summary of Am College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine’s findings: 60-80% of the general population will have low back pain during their lifetime with 25-60% having pain annually. Low back pain is the most common occupational disorder with 20 per 10,000 full-time employees affected. The direct cost of occupational low back pain is $10.8 billion/year!…