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5 Keys to Treating a “Frozen” Shoulder

WHAT IS A “FROZEN” SHOULDER A “Stiff” shoulder can mean different things to different people.  We explore the meaning of stiff shoulder as it refers to sub-optimal range of motion for performance that is physically and,...

Physical Therapy for Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Golfer’s Elbow, medically known as medial epicondylitis,  is a painful condition where the tendons that attach to the inside of the elbow become inflamed due to repetitive use of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. It...

Blood Flow Restriction In Physical Therapy

WHAT IS BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION (BFR)? Blood flow restriction training (BFR) was first introduced in 1966 and was popularized as “Kaatsu training” before the general name of BFR. It was used mostly among powerlifters and bodybuilders...

Solutions For Flawed Clinical Education

The journey to becoming a skilled  Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) requires students to complete internships in a variety of settings.  It is necessary for students to establish a working knowledge and clinical experience prior to...

Dynamic Throwing Warm Up

DYNAMIC THROWING WARM-UP BE READY BEFORE THROWING  Baseball injuries are something we often see at Wright Physical Therapy and a common theme with these injuries is that there was not proper warm-up before throwing.  Throwing can...

What is Electrical Stimulation (EStim)?

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION: Most often performed in outpatient orthopedic PT clinics for muscle re-education or pain control. The waveform, frequency and wavelength are different depending on the reason for using this modality. With neuromuscular estim (NMES) two...

5 Common Sport Injuries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

What are the most common sports injuries? Sports injuries happen, and they usually occur when engaging in sports or exercise. Sports injuries can occur due to overtraining, lack of conditioning, and improper form or technique. Failing...

Snow Shoveling Techniques For Injury Prevention

Snow shoveling is known to be a common cause of soft tissue and low back injury. A staggering number of people each year are treated in emergency rooms and have medical emergencies due to improperly shoveling...

Winter Sports Safety and Avoiding Injury

The first snow fall is exciting. It’s a signal to strap on the skis and skates, or even jump on a sled. Days spent playing in the frosty snow can be jam packed with fun, but...

Why is Lifestyle Medicine Essential to Sustainable Health?

What is Lifestyle Medicine? Lifestyle medicine (defined by The American College of Lifestyle Medicine) is, “an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones – such as eating...