Forearm Supination and Pronation

Supination and pronation are the two directions in which our forearms move.  An easy way to remember which direction is which is this:  when your arm is supinating you could actually hold soup in your hand. These are definitely ranges of motion we take for granted.  Simple activities like opening a door, carrying a plate, [...]

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Fall Nutrient Boosters in Your Own Backyard

Wishing you could still have garden fresh vegetables as the season starts to change?  Well you can–building a cold frame is the way to keep your backyard harvests thriving.  Now is the time to grow some serious nutrient boosters like beets, cabbage, carrots, and chard.  These goodies can help you lower blood pressure, provide vitamin [...]

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Rotator Cuff Injury

If you suffer with pain in your shoulder especially when reaching overhead coupled with poor range of motion, you very well may have a rotator cuff injury.  This is actually a fairly common injury and is caused by things like falls, repetitive movements, or lifting.  The good news is that about half of these injuries [...]

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October is National Physical Therapy Month

Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month. Here is a powerful statement that I found on the American Physical Therapy Association’s website: “A Physical Therapist can help reduce pain without medications in most cases.” Who wouldn’t want that? My personal experience of some rather debilitating back pain sent me back to my physical therapist [...]

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When a Stiff Shoulder is More Than Just Stiff

There are stiff shoulders and there are stiff shoulders.  The condition is called Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis and it can be terribly painful. In fact there are three stages: Freezing Frozen Thawing This condition will get better though it may take as long as three (3) years, so schedule an appointment with your doctor. Once [...]

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