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Physical Therapist’s Guide to Shoulder Impingement
Physical Therapist’s Guide to Shoulder Impingement
Physical Therapist’s Guide to Shoulder Impingement Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs as the result of chronic and repetitive compression or “impingement” of the rotator-cuff tendons in the shoulder, causing pain and movement problems. It can also be caused by an injury to the shoulder. People who perform repetitive or overhead arm movements, such as manual ...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to OrthoKnox
How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to OrthoKnox
How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to OrthoKnox Before your appointment… Make sure you know where we are located. Our office is located at Turkey Creek Medical Center in Physicians Plaza One, Suite 209. Free valet parking is provided at either entrance to Turkey Creek Medical Center. Gather your insurance information. Make sure to ...

Desk Bound: The Effects of Sitting at a Desk on Our Posture
Desk Bound: The Effects of Sitting at a Desk on Our Posture
Desk Bound: Effects of Sitting at a Desk on Our Posture Are you a young professional straight out of school noticing at the end of each work day that you have a headache?  Or, maybe you are a veteran in your career having occupied a desk for decades and you are experiencing ...

Muscle Learning Versus Strength and Flexibility in Gymnasts
Physical Therapy is not as simple as just strengthening and stretching.  When it comes to gymnastics incorporating strength and mobility into postural awareness is crucial.  Too often we think postural awareness involves only sitting, sleeping, standing, and/or lifting mechanics.  These likely are the most common postures that physical therapists encounter.  Typically, therapy will ...

What’s With the Paper Shorts and Silly Gowns?
If you are wondering why you have been asked to put on a pair of those hideous blue paper shorts or that ridiculously oversized gown at your appointment, here’s why: If x-ray is required, objects on clothing are visible on an x-ray image and can interfere with the view of your bones and ...

Prevent Knee Pain and Injury with Some Simple Steps
Knee injuries are extremely common. With a variety of causes, including sudden injury from sports or a fall, or conditions that develop over time (like arthritis), pain in your knees means exercise, walking or just getting out of a chair can be a challenge.  While not every cause of knee ...

What Is MAKOplasty?
MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. MAKOplasty® allows our surgeons to perform a more precise surgery through an incision as small as 2.5 to 3 inches in some cases. The precise ...

Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Replacement Surgery!
Are you one of the 16 million Americans with shoulder pain and function loss because of arthritis? Are you thinking about total shoulder replacement surgery, but fear it’s too costly or risky? A new study from Johns Hopkins University shows that not only is total shoulder replacement surgery (arthroplasty) ...

Turkey Creek Medical Center Opens New Orthopedics Unit
Director of Orthopedic Services Valerie Tuelle shows a model of a knee in the new orthopedics unit's group therapy room Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Turkey Creek Medical Center. The Tennova Center for Orthopedics is designed for joint-replacement surgery patients and features private patient rooms with recliners for overnight ...

Sometimes the Best intentions do not end with the desired Results!
  My son Austin is a motivated and dedicated high school track and cross country runner.  He has struggled with tibial stress syndrome (a lower leg condition that is on the spectrum between shin splints and a stress fracture) for nearly 20 months now.  Austin has lofty goals; he wants to perform well ...



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