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Update from Pam and thoughts on Rotator Cuff Tears.

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in ARTICLES | Comments Off on Update from Pam and thoughts on Rotator Cuff Tears.

Update from Pam and thoughts on Rotator Cuff Tears.

Care and conditioning of the painful shoulder; There is much to do on a preventative side and conservative care is recommended before surgical intervention.

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Standing Desks

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in ARTICLES | Comments Off on Standing Desks

Standing Desks

sitting is the new smoking? what’s an office worker to do to maintain good health?

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Best treatment for chronic, nonspecific low back pain

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in ARTICLES | Comments Off on Best treatment for chronic, nonspecific low back pain

    The medical community recommends the following management of chronic, non specific low back pain. That is back pain not related to herniated disc, tumor or fracture.  Degenerative disc diesease and myofascial pain syndrome fall into this category. Cognitive behavioural therapy, supervised exercise therapy, brief educational interventions, and multidisciplinary (bio-psycho-social) treatment are recommended over injections, surgery and long term pain medication use. A physical therapist can evaluate your specific condition, screen...

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Thoughts on Sitting

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in ARTICLES | Comments Off on Thoughts on Sitting

Thoughts on Sitting

Many people sit long periods of time either at their office, home or when travelling. Prolonged sitting can aggravate back pain, especially when there is disc pathology. There are many choices and options when considering seating strategies. For seated workers or computer users, the first step is to determine if your current workstation is set up ergonomically. If you need help evaluating your workstation or office set up, please call Leitner Physical Therapy for an evaluation. In the meantime here is a check off list for you to do a self...

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What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in ARTICLES | Comments Off on What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome?

What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome?

The “Rotator Cuff” is actually a group of shoulder muscles that function to keep the ball (head of humerus) seated and stable in the socket (glenoid of the scapula). These muscles and their tendinous attachments are subject to sudden trauma and repeated micro-trauma, which can cause Rotator Cuff tears. While traumatic rotator cuff tears usually occur quickly or under heavy load like a fall or lifting a heavy weight, the most common cause of a rotator cuff tear is repeated micro-trauma, which can occur over several weeks months or...

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Living With Lupus

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in ARTICLES | Comments Off on Living With Lupus

Living With Lupus

The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, have a form of lupus. Although lupus can strike men and women of all ages, 90 percent of individuals diagnosed with the disease are women. Most people will develop lupus between the ages of 15-44. Systemic lupus accounts for approximately 70 percent of all cases of lupus. In approximately half of these cases, a major organ, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys or brain, will be affected. Cutaneous lupus (affecting only the skin)...

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