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RELIEVE SHOULDER, ELBOW & WRIST PAIN, BY STRENGTHENING YOUR ROTATOR CUFF
Whether you have poor balance or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at the location nearest you! If you keep experiencing shoulder clicking or “popping,” for example, it may indicate a more serious problem in the shoulder area. Sharp pain should also be checked out with your physical therapist, as this means the shoulder joint is not moving in good alignment. There are also more easily-ignored symptoms, like a dull pain that runs along the side of your arm, or sudden arm weakness whenever you try to carry something or reach for an object. These symptoms, you should definitely not ignore. If you are experiencing shoulder, elbow or wrist pain and need relief now, contact the professional therapists at Fyzical for a chance at a pain-free and active life!
Injury Causes. Many shoulder injuries result from tasks requiring heavy lifting or repetitive reaching motions. Along with manual labor jobs, work around the house such as cleaning gutters or hanging up wet clothes are common culprits. In addition, athletic pursuits like weightlifting, swimming, and tennis can unfortunately lead to shoulder injuries. Along with these activities, passive movements can also be a problem. If you have continuous poor posture, the improper positioning of your shoulders, can make you extra vulnerable to scapula (shoulder blade) and rotator cuff injuries. Know the Warning Signs. All of us experience occasional aches and pains from doing too much, which does not necessarily mean a chronic problem is emerging. However, when those pains don’t go away, or when the uncomfortable feelings have certain characteristics, it’s important not to ignore them, and seek help.
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You can certainly ease problems associated with shoulder injury through medicalattentionandphysical therapy.However,protectingyourshoulders in the first place is always the best strategy. Make sure your posture is the best it can be at all times, whether it’s while you’re relaxing in your favorite chair, standing in line, hitting the gym, or working long hours at your desk. Think “up and back,” because letting the weight of your head and trunk rest forward puts pressure in all the wrong places, including your shoulders. Positioning yourself before sleep is also crucial; resting on your favorite side when the weight is on your shoulder can definitely create shoulder impingement over time. Avoid any positions where your arm is over your head while sleeping. You’ll additionally reduce wear and tear on your shoulders by being more mindful of how you use them. Does your job or sport absolutely require repetitive lifting, reaching or swinging? If so, it’s helpful to get coaching from a physical therapist—or even an actual coach—about how to reduce the strain on your shoulders by shifting your positioning and using correct technique. Along with placing your body more efficiently to perform tasks, it’s also helpful to strengthen your shoulder muscles for light but frequent daily chores as well as strenuous, repetitive motions. Try to do a combination of some basic exercises a few times a week, in order to strengthen a range of muscles, including those in your rotator cuff region. Doing wall push- ups—essentially a standing push-up in which you “lift off” from the wall rather than the floor—is one classic option. Secondly, consider buying resistance bands, which are inexpensive and portable. Attach them to a doorknob and pull them toward you, holding for a few seconds with each repetition. Do these reps in groups of five, two or three times a day. Lastly, don’t forget that classic “chair push-ups,” in which your arms do the work of lifting off the chair, are great for toning shoulder muscles.
If you have questions about an aching shoulder or wondering if you are setting yourself up for injury, give us a call to speak with one of our physical therapists today. Your shoulders will be happy you did! http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00327 http://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=95bd746b- b25f-46f5-8373-fb56c9f6b46a
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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: RYAN BYBEE, PT, MPT, CERT. MDT
RyanBybee istheClinicDirector forFYZICALTherapy and Balance Center, formerly known as Southwest Sport & Spine Center. He has been practicing for 21+ years and with the company for 19, making him our most veteran therapist. Over the years, Ryan has established himself as a clinical specialist in shoulder rehabilitation and as a Certified McKenzie provider. Ryan isaproviderofchoice forCentennialHighSchool Girls’BasketballandOnateHighSchoolCrossCountry. One of the greatest characteristics Ryan brings to his patients isa livelyspiritandanenergeticattitude.You will never be bored if you are working with Ryan! He willnotonlyhelpyouhealphysicallybuthewillgetyou thinking positively and looking forward to the future. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, fourchildren,andtwograndchildren,cyclingand supporting his church. Personal Philosophy/ Quote: “Whatever you do, do it well.” - Abe Lincoln “People don’t care about how much you know, until they know how much you care.” - Author Unknown
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At Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
The people here are exceptional! “There are numerous physical therapy places to choose from – most have equipment, facilities, and programs – but the people here are exceptional, they make the difference. Ryan is awesome.” - J. Sanchez
Orange Cranberry Bread
INGREDIENTS •2 cups white whole wheat flour •1/2 cup sugar •1 teaspoon baking powder •1/2 teaspoon baking soda •1/2 teaspoon salt
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•1 cup fresh cranberries •1 teaspoon orange zest •1/3 cup coconut oil, melted •3/4 cup fresh orange juice •1 egg DIRECTIONS Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and orange zest. Gently stir. In a separate medium-sized bowl, add coconut oil, fresh orange juice, and an egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir to combine everything together. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy! www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/moist-orange-cranberry-bread
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