Dresher PT: Recover From A Rotator Cuff Injury

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWS YOU CAN USE! NEWSLET TER

JUNE 2020

RECOVER QUICKLY FROM A ROTATOR CUFF INJURY WITH THE HELP OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Your rotator cuff is comprised of the muscles and tendons surrounding your shoulder joint. Sometimes, the rotator cuff can become torn or injured, due to repetitive overhead motions performed in sports (such as tennis) or jobs (such as carpentry.) (continued inside)

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INSIDE : • Recover Quickly From A Rotator Cuff Injury • How Do I Know If Physical Therapy Is Needed?

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWS YOU CAN USE! NEWSLET TER

JUNE 2020

RECOVER QUICKLY FROM A ROTATOR CUFF INJURY WITH THE HELP OF PHYSICAL THERAPY INSIDE : • How Do I Know If Physical Therapy Is Needed? • Dresher PT Has Re-Opened!

• Dresher PT@Home & Telehealth Available • Laser Special Offer!

How can physical therapy help a rotator cuff injury? While rotator cuff injuries sometimes require surgery if they are severe enough, there are several cases where physical therapy treatments can work just as well (if not better) than surgery. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, “A recent study from Finland asserts that when it comes to treatment of nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, physical therapy alone produces results equal to those produced by arthroscopic surgery and open surgical repair.” In this same study, a follow-up on 167 patients receiving physical therapy alone for their rotator cuff injuries, demonstrated that conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, should be considered as the primary treatment for this condition.

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Athletes are also at risk of developing a rotator cuff injury if they participate in rigorous activities, such as weightlifting, swimming, or tennis. The active movements associated with sports and laborious work are undoubtedly important factors to keep in mind; however, passive movements can also be contributing factors to an injury. Continuous poor posture and improper positioning of the shoulders can make your scapula, or shoulder blade, much more vulnerable to pain and rotator cuff injuries. Those who experience rotator cuff injuries or “torn shoulders” generally report a dull ache deep in their shoulder, arm weakness, difficulty reaching behind their back, and disturbed sleep due to pain.

At Dresher Physical Therapy, our natural and non-invasive methods can help relieve your shoulder pain and heal your rotator cuff injury.

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How Do I Know If Physical Therapy Is Needed?

DRESHER PT@HOME

• Are you or a loved one unable to attend Physical Therapy in one of our offices? • Are you tired of relying on friends, family and Uber to get to your rehab appointments?

• Worried you won’t get expert-level care at home?

WORRY NO MORE! DPT solves all of these issues for you! Dresher PT@Home will service our patients, their friends and family, and the general community in their homes with the same level of care that has made Dresher PT the area’s first choice for rehab. Advantages: • High-level orthopedic, neurologic and balance rehab from the experts you’ve trusted for the past 20 years that we’ve been in business. • Reduces the physical, emotional and financial toll for those with significant injuries, health concerns, or transportation issues. • Your care at home is provided and covered at the same level as it is in our office setting. • You have the option to transfer your care to one of our offices when you feel up to it in the future!

It is natural to experience an occasional ache or pain from overexertion. However, it is when the pain becomes chronic or unbearable that the condition becomes serious. Chronic pain, or pain persisting for three months or longer, is an indication that PT intervention is needed.

There are some additional symptoms to consider that may also be telling signs that treatment is needed, such as:

• Sharp or stinging pains.

• Uncomfortable “clicking” sounds with movement.

• Dull pain that runs alongside your arm.

• Sudden arm weakness.

If you notice any of these symptoms, it is important to contact a physical therapist for treatment.

How can I begin treatments? At Dresher Physical Therapy, we will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you do indeed have a rotator cuff tear, and we will design a personalized treatment plan based on the needs of your diagnosis. Specialized techniques, such as ice and heat therapies, manual therapies, or electrical stimulation may be used to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and enhance function. Gentle stretches and strengthening exercises may also be prescribed to improve your posture and the range of motion of your shoulder. If you are suffering from a rotator cuff injury, contact us today. Our dedicated physical therapists will provide you with some much-needed relief and get you started on your path toward recovery!

Introducing Tom Howell, PT, MPT Tom grew up in N.E. Philadelphia and is a 1990 graduate of the Hahnemann (Drexel) University PT program. He has worked in Outpatient PT for 25 of his 30 years as a PT. He has specialty areas in chronic pain and modern pain science as well as shoulder and back rehab. He has been active in

the APTA for most of his 30 years and previously served as president of the Idaho PT Association. Tom is the current Payment Specialist for the Pennsylvania PT Association. You may have even seen Tom at the DPT Blue Bell clinic where he often provides extra clinical coverage!

Spread the word… DPT now offers expert-level rehabilitation in the comfort of your home when you need it!

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Phone: (215) 619-4545 FORT WASHINGTON

Phone: (267) 419-8160 BLUE BELL

(215) 619-4545 FORT WASHINGTON

(267) 419-8160 BLUE BELL

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DRESHER PT HAS RE-OPENED! A MESSAGE FROM THE OWNER

With a sense of both duty and excitement, I am pleased to announce that Dresher Physical Therapy has now officially re-opened its clinics to care for our patient’s rehabilitation needs. We have been hard at work planning for this day, knowing how important it is to “get this right” in a time of such uncertainty. We have put in place many different policies and procedures to ensure maximal safety for our patients, employees and the local community. I invite you to check out the home page of our website, www.dresherpt.com , which has a link to all of these new policies. I am grateful for my amazing team for working together so gracefully in these trying times.

I am grateful for the support of our community and the trust you have placed in Dresher PT over the past 20 years. You can continue to trust that we will be there for you and that we always seek to do things the right way. As a team, we will approach this new “normal” with purpose and preparedness. We take our commitment to care for your health very seriously and are here for you whenever you are ready.

In gratitude, Matt Seabrook , PT, MS

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We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times, and that there will likely be more ahead. At Dresher Physical Therapy, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe telehealth services are an amazing option for those who cannot make it into our offices right now. • It's easy to connect on your phone or computer! We can help you!

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