Rotator Cuff At-Home Therapy

Following a rotator cuff injury you will be given a home exercise program, or HEP, is a list of exercises your therapist will assign for you to do on your own at home. It’s a toolbox that you need to use to take responsibility for your healing process. The following is an example of an early HEP your PT might give you for a rotator cuff strain.

Rotator Cuff In-Clinic Therapy

Rotator Cuff Strain – In-Clinic Modalities

Rotator cuff strains are often treated with physical therapy. PT may be beneficial to avoid a surgical interview, in preparation for a surgical intervention or following surgery. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that work together to hold the head of your humerus in the shallow socket of the shoulder.

Rotator Cuff Strains

Rotator Cuff Pain: Anatomy & Kinesiology of the Shoulder

The rotator cuff of the shoulder is made up of four muscles: subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and the teres minor. Beneath these muscles lie one of the most complex and mobile joints in the human body. The shoulder (glenohumeral) joint is formed by the convex humeral head gliding in the concave glenoid fossa during active motion.

Piriformis Syndrome Tips At-Home

Looking for tips to do at home for Piriformis Syndrome. During your treatment for Piriformis Syndrome, not only will you be performing exercises in clinic but you will also be asked to perform a set of specific exercises at home as part of your home exercise program. Your home exercise program or HEP will be similar to the exercises performed in clinic and involve stretching of the piriformis and other muscles in the hip along with strengthening exercises designed to promote balance and stability in the hip region.

Piriformis Syndrome In-Clinic Therapy

If Piriformis Syndrome is suspected, upon your initial visit to Elite physical therapy your PT will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you are experiencing complications of the piriformis muscle. This initial evaluation will involve special testing to determine muscle strength and muscle tightness and your therapist will also want to gather specific information about the symptoms you have been experiencing.

Piriformis Syndrome of the Hip

The piriformis muscle is a small muscle that resides deep in each hip. Regardless of its size, it is a powerful stabilizer of the hip joint and also functions to rotate the thigh away from the body. Proper function of the piriformis muscle is plays an important role in walking, balance, and when shifting your weight from one foot to another.

Meniscus Surgery Won’t Stop Dylan

Dylan Lafrenz is a patient at our Cool Springs location in Franklin.  Dylan is an athlete and likes to play football and lift weights.  He had a minor meniscus injury that occurred in a football game, but finally tore it completely while squatting weights.  The injury required Dylan to have meniscus surgery and has kept him from being active,

Total Hip Replacement At-Home Therapy

 

The typical time in the hospital following a total hip arthroplasty/replacement can range from about one to three days. There are several important things to consider when planning to go home.

One of the most important things to understand about returning home after a total hip replacement are your movement precautions.

Total Hip Replacement In-Clinic Therapy

Following your hip replacement surgery, your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation on the first day to assess where you are in the healing process after surgery. The physical therapist will create a plan of care to address your specific deficits and limitations while maintaining your surgical precautions until cleared by your surgeon.

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip arthroplasty, or total hip replacement, is an elective surgical intervention that involves removing the damaged femoral head and cartilage of the acetabulum and replacing it with prosthetic components. This surgical intervention is indicated for patients battling hip pain associated with severe arthritis, osteonecrosis, or problems related to fractures of the hip.

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