PT at Home for SAD

In order to optimize the rehabilitation process for SAD recovery. Your PT will follow your MD’s recovery protocol. Proper postural awareness will also be of extreme importance to your recovery. Slouching and forward rounding of the shoulders needs to be avoided as this greatly affects the position of the shoulder joint and can lead to further impinging of the bursa and rotator cuff tendons. 

Can PT Avoid SAD Procedures?

Shoulder impingement can often be resolved through physical therapy without the need for surgical intervention. If you require surgery, upon your initial evaluation at Elite Physical therapy, your physical therapist will instruct you on your physicians protocol for recovery. 

Following your evaluation, your physical therapy team will develop and guide you through an individualized exercise program.

Shoulder Surgery SAD (Subacromial Decompression)

The shoulder joint is comprised of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone). The primary joint of the shoulder is a ball and socket joint known as the glenohumeral joint. The Acromio-clavicular Joint (ACJ) is a small joint formed between the summit of the shoulder blade (acromion) and the collar-bone (clavicle).

Breathing Properly During your Physical Therapy

If you’ve ever experienced a time when you found it difficult to breath you know exactly how essential a deep breath is and how quickly panic can set in when you can’t inhale fully. Breathing is not only necessary to life but during exercise it allows your body more control, keeping you calm and alert throughout your workout so you can actively engage all your muscles.

Tips To Eliminate Neck Pain

We live in a society that contributes to cervical (neck) pain. Much of our day is spent in a flexed spinal position which places our head in a forward position when compared to our shoulders. Sitting at desks, typing, driving, watching TV and looking at cell phones are all activities that cause poor postural habits which in turn can cause neck pain.

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

Thankfully, most neck pain does not have a significant, serious cause. The vast majority of patients experiencing neck pain can get relief from conservative treatments by a Physical Therapist. But, if surgery or other more intensive medical treatment is unavoidable, Physical Therapy can also be used post-op to allow quicker recovery of mobility, range-of-motion and strength.

Common Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain, also known as cervicalgia, is a common ailment. Approximately 25%-33% of the American population and 330 million people globally experience neck pain over their lifetimes. Thankfully, for the majority of those suffering from neck pain, conservative treatment by a Physical Therapist can restore movement and provide pain relief.

What are some common causes of neck pain?