Monthly Archives: August 2010

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal disorder, following low back and neck pain (Donatelli).   Because of the mechanical demands placed on the shoulder, it is susceptible to numero...

IS IT PLANTAR FASCIITIS OR NERVE PAIN??

08
Aug
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
What happens when your patient returns and his/her heel pain has not improved?  Do you assume that physical therapy didn’t work?  What you CAN conclude is that your patient may not have received t...

Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Orthotics.

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
The purpose of foot orthotics with a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is to decrease the strain on the plantar fascia.  Kogler, in his articles in Clinical Biomechanics, has provided evidence highlight...

Graston Technique and Scar Tissue

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
The first step in treatment is to identify scar tissue.  Microscopically, healthy tissue is smooth, longitudinal, and symmetrical in presentation.  Scar tissue i.e. fibrosis is laid down by our bodi...

Active Release Technique

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Active Release Technique or ART is a patented and proven manual therapy technique that can speed recovery from injury or surgery.  ART can alleviate symptoms that have been unresponsive to other trea...

DO FOOT ORTHOTICS CONTROL ALIGNMENT??

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Foot orthotic devices (FOD’s) are widely used and prescribed for foot conditions ranging from diabetes to overuse injuries to plantar fasciitis.  A myriad of prefabricated and custom devices are ...

The -itis versus -osis debate!!

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I’m sure that you will agree that our patients are our best advertisement.  Word of mouth travels fast!  But what happens when the doctor becomes the patient?  Please read the testimonial below from one of your colleagues on the North Shore who was treated at WalkWell Rehabilitation. “As a f...

How do you get shoulder impingement syndrome?

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
The shoulder joint is called the glenohumeral joint.  It is the articulation of the top of the humerus bone with the glenoid fossa of the shoulder blade.  It is one of the most complex and most mobi...

What is the best exercise for patellar tendinosis?

08
Aug
,    2 Comments    by orthowell
Patellar tendon pathology or tendinosis can be a resistant and recurrent condition in running and jumping sports.  An important part of your  physical therapy program should include eccentric exerci...

What are the BEST shoulder exercises?

08
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Everything we do at OrthoWell is evidence-based!  Maximizing results in minimal time depends on the expertise of the clinician. As our knowledge of biomechanics and muscle function improves, more of ...

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