Category Archives: Shoulder

04 Wed

Are you suffering from AMPS…we can help you!

Are you suffering from AMPS…we can help you! Miriam Hillman PT, DPT, CKTP   Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) is a very painful medical condition which affects children.  This syndrome can cause pain anywhere in the body. These episodes of pain can be intermittent or constant and can...
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08 Fri

A great exercise for shoulder stability

A great exercise for shoulder stability Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   Shoulders generally have good range of motion, but tend to be a little unstable when lifting weights overhead. Here’s an exercise that will work on your shoulder and scapular stability and reveal just how stable...
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24 Tue

Loading your shoulders the safe way

Loading your shoulders the safe way Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   Performing any movement or exercise with the arm can cause injury or pain if the shoulder is not in a good position. The other day, a patient came to see me for treatment of shoulder...
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10 Tue

Do the T-Spine Smash

Do the T-Spine Smash Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI     If you’re a desk jockey, then chances are that this self mobilization technique is for you.  This is a standard tool in my treatment arsenal when addressing shoulder range of motion or postural issues, especially for...
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22 Thu

Loosen up that tight shoulder

Loosen up that tight shoulder Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Recently, I’ve had a spate of patients with shoulder problems ranging from impingement syndromes to labrum tears.  Most of the patients had pain with overhead movements and difficulty with performing exercises and lifting...
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15 Sat

Snow, Ice, Falls… and a FOOSH?

What’s a FOOSH? Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Snow, ice, slips, falls… These terms go hand in hand.  With cold, foul weather, there’s inevitably a rise in a thing called FOOSH.  What’s a FOOSH?  It’s medical shorthand for a Fall On OutStretched Hand.  It’s...
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