Frozen Shoulder In-Clinic Therapy

For frozen shoulder, at your first visit to physical therapy, you will undergo a full evaluation to assess your shoulder range of motion and strength. Your therapist will create a program of therapeutic exercises and stretching to address any areas of deficit.

A normal physical therapy session for frozen shoulder may look like the following:

    • 10’ moist heat pack application for shoulder joint and musculature warm up
    • Shoulder,

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder, technically known as adhesive capsulitis, occurs secondary to inflammation and thickening of the fibrous joint capsule of the glenohumeral joint. The glenohumeral joint includes the head of the humerus and the concave glenoid fossa of the scapula.  The inflammation and thickening of the glenohumeral capsule causes it to adhere down to the humeral head,

Osteoarthritis At-Home Therapy

Osteoarthritis is an inflammation in the joints that can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness. It can affect one or more joints at a time. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage of a joint begins to breakdown over the years and causes bone on bone friction in the joint. Physical Therapy is a good way to begin treatment of Arthritis to learn the proper stretches and techniques of strengthening exercises to avoid further injury or irritation.

Ruptured or Herniated Disk

Let’s discuss the anatomy of the spine to learn more about a herniated disk.

The spine is made up of 33 vertebrae, each with a disk in between to act as a cushion or a shock absorber and to prevent the vertebrae from rubbing against each other. The outer layer of a disk is called the annulus which is a tough fibrous tissue that attaches between each vertebra.

Biceps Tear At-Home Therapy

Your surgeon will likely give you an elbow brace that will prevent excessive elbow extension in order to protect the repair – straightening your elbow will put too much tension on the still healing repair. The brace will be adjustable, starting at limiting extension to 45 degrees in your second week and gradually increasing the amount of extension until you have full range in about the eighth week.

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