Category: Neck and Shoulders

Understanding Frozen Shoulder
July 1, 2013 Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Frozen shoulder, known medically as adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint. Over time, the shoulder becomes progressively harder to move. Statistically frozen shoulder occurs in about 2% of the overall population; most commonly affecting people between the ages of 40 and 60 with women more affected than men. Anatomy of
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Frozen Shoulder Exercises
July 1, 2013 Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) is a stubborn condition that creates pain and limits movement of the shoulder joint. To understand this condition click on the following link: Frozen Shoulder. The following exercises are effective for self-treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis, also known as Frozen Shoulder. Before beginning an exercise/stretching regime be sure to consult a
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Treating Neck Pain With The McKenzie Method
January 13, 2013 Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

The McKenzie Method was developed in the 1960’s by Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist in New Zealand. While much time has passed since then, his exercises still form the cornerstone of treatment for both neck and back pain. What follows are his core exercises for treating neck pain.His book, currently in its fifth edition is
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
February 8, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Do you experience tingling or pain in your arm or hand? It is possible that the culprit may be Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). This condition is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels (or both) through the area between the base of the neck and the armpit (the thoracic outlet). This area is surrounded
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Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Injury Prevention,Neck and Shoulders,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

TWENTY- TWO WAYS TO PREVENT REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY Overuse of any area of the body can lead to a repetitive strain injury (RSI), also known as cumulative trauma. One way of looking at this is that the body area is being used so much that the body has trouble keeping up with tissue oxygen needs,
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Computer Workstation Ergonomics
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Back and Pelvis,Injury Prevention,Neck and Shoulders,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

  Ergonomics is the field of study that attempts to minimize the negative impact of work on our bodies. While ergonomics primarily looks at the work environment, the principles may be applied to anything that we do, from the physical set-up of our home computer to the shape of your snow shovel handle.

Tingling in the Arms and Hands
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

  That Pins-and-Needles Feeling! A common complaint in this modern computer age is tingling in one’s fingers, hands or forearms. It is not uncommon for people to experience this feeling, particularly as the aging process begins to affect the body and circulation becomes impaired. Is tingling something to be taken seriously? Absolutely!

Neck and Shoulder Tension
February 5, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Massage,Neck and Shoulders Brian Fulton

The Art of Letting Go One of the most common complaints I hear as a massage therapist is concerning neck and shoulder tension. We are all actually hardwired to store tension in this area of the body. If you look at anyone surprised by a loud noise or any sudden stressor, you will see their
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Neck Pain
February 4, 2012 Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Pain in the Neck! If you’ve ever experienced severe neck pain, you know exactly why this term came into popular use. If you’ve only experienced generalized pain, count yourself lucky. Once the body senses misalignment in neck vertebrae, it tells muscles in the area to tighten up. The body’s intent is to protect the area,
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