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The Art of Shoulder Maintenance

Given that I wanted to take a time to write about a question patients frequently ask relating to shoulder pain, rotator cuff tears and why am I in therapy if my is torn? First off let me talk about the shoulder as a joint. It is a very poorly constructed joint with respect to stability, however it is a very functional joint in that we have tons o...

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The Importance of Core Strength

Core strength is about more than just having a flat stomach, your core is key in maintaining spinal support and balance. A well-maintained regiment of core strengthening can help prevent future back problems, and lends itself to general spinal health. Your core is made up of your abdominal muscles, erector muscles, and obliques. Here 5 simple exer...

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Fire It Up: 4 Rules for Safer Grilling

Stay safe and healthy when you light up the barbecue grill. Barbecues are a favorite summer activity for many of us. But warm weather and unsafe cooking techniques can lead to food-borne illnesses. These illnesses are caused by E. coli, salmonella and other bacteria that thrive in warm weather. They can be found in raw and undercooked meat...

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Exploring the Rotator Cuff

Where is it? The is located in the shoulder or glenohumeral joint. The glenoid is the surface of the shoulder blade which meets the upper arm bone (humerus) to form the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff muscles cover the surfaces of the shoulder blade (scapula) and then become tendonous as they insert (attach) onto the humerus. ...

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