Northern PT: Shoulder Pain & PT Clinical Update


Northern Physical Therapy Clinical Update


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Northern Physical Therapy Clinical Update

Functional Dry Needling We are sending more of our clinicians to be trained and to widen our clinical knowledge of dry needling in the year ahead. Lindsay O’Steen DPT, FDN1, will be attending a clinical applications course in early February to expand on her FDN1 certification. This course will teach her how to incorporate dynamic positioning techniques and further utilize FDN. Shortly after Lindsay returns, Krista Boulanger DPT will be heading out to take the FDN1 course. After she returns, she will start to incorporate dry needling into her practice with the mentorship of Matt Breton, PT, OCS, and Lindsay O’Steen DPT. We have experienced great success in select patients that have received dry needling treatments and with three therapists trained, we will be more capable of handling patient requests for this service. This will allow us to expand our impact here at NPT. Pelvic Floor Training We are happy to announce that in April, Karey Pierce, PT will be attending the Herman and Wallace pelvic floor course. This training will teach her evaluation skills by instructional assessment of the pelvic floor muscles with an internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback

assessment. After assessment of the pelvic floor, Karey will be able to individualize treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). This is information that will be immediately applicable to her clinical practice. Psychologically Informed Practice The number of patients with chronic complaints who come through our doors has been on the increase over the last few years. We realize that successfully treating this population requires both mental and physical interventions. With this in mind, we are making efforts to become a more psychologically informed practice. NPT clinicians are participating in a series of online education modules offered by the University of Pittsburg. These modules will expand our knowledge and clinical application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy within our PT approach. We are confident that this will improve our success in patients with chronic issues.


extremity. From there, they will design a personalized treatment plan that will help relieve pain, improve your range of motion, and increase overall strength. If your upper extremity pain is making daily life difficult for you, contact our office today for an appointment. We will determine the best course of action, and we’ll get you started on the path toward long-lasting relief.

Of course, self-testing at home is an imperfect way to determine the cause of the pain you are feeling in your upper extremities. They simply show you where your body has limited movement, which may be causing your problems. Handling any problem sooner rather than later, leads to better results and preventing long-term damage, such as arthritis. If you notice discomfort, we can help you find a solution. At Northern Physical Therapy, we can create a custom treatment plan specifically for your needs. Our physical therapists will conduct a physical evaluation to determine your needs and examine the current levels of mobility in your upper

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation, and figure out how physical therapy can help you!

Healthy Recipe


INSTRUCTIONS In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, cilantro, and 1/3 of the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to a baking dish and pour over mixture. Toss until completely coated and let marinate 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, toss cabbage with mayo, remaining lime juice and sriracha. Season with salt. Heat grill to high. Skewer shrimp and grill until charred, 3 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until charred, 1 minute per side. Serve shrimp in tortillas with slaw.

• 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined • 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded • 1/4 c. mayonnaise • 1 tbsp. sriracha • 4 medium tortillas

• 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil • 3 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro • Juice of 3 limes, divided • kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper

Exercise Essential

Patient Success Spotlight


Lying on your back and holding a wand, palm face down on both sides, slowly raise the wand towards overhead.



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