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Superior Capsule Reconstruction for Major Rotator Cuff Tears

Has your patient had or been recommended to have a Superior Capsule Reconstruction? What is a Superior Capsule Reconstruction (SCR)? This surgical procedure was first introduced in 2007 by Teruhisa Mihata, MD, PhD from Osaka, Japan.   SCR is an optional surgical procedure to repair severe rotator cuff tears.  SCR works by providing the glenohumeral […]

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Shoulder Arthropathy

  Rotator cuff arthropathy is a sequential, progressive process of glenohumeral joint degenerative changes associated with chronic rotator cuff tears. Rotator cuff tear arthropathy represents shoulder pathology characterized by rotator cuff insufficiency, decreased acromiohumeral intervals, and arthritic changes of the glenohumeral joint. Often, in the presence of chronic rotator cuff tears, there is a superior […]

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What is A Baker’s Cyst?

    A Baker’s cyst (also known as popliteal cyst) is a fluid-filled sac that forms in the popliteal fossa, which is located on the posterior aspect of the knee.  It was named after Dr. William Morrant Baker, the 19th century surgeon who first described it.     A Baker’s cyst can develop when there […]

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Pre-and Post-Operative Physical Therapy Are you scheduled for surgery and have concerns about making a great recovery? At Physical Therapy Innovations, our highly skilled and experienced team of physical therapists will guide you through your entire pre-surgical and post-surgical process so that you can reach your greatest potential and benefit the most from your surgical […]

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The Knee to Wall Lunge Test: More Than a Simple Measurement Test

As physical therapists, we are aware of the importance of adequate amounts of ankle dorsiflexion. It is essential for proper gait mechanics, negotiating stairs, performing squats and sit to stand transfers, jumping and landing, etc. Evidence has shown that poor ankle mobility can increase risk of injury in athletes and non-athletes, leading to injuries to […]

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Are Bone Spurs Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

Bone spurs are small deposits of calcium.  If these bony projections become large enough, they can become painful and result in inflammation as well as cause damage the surrounding tendons and muscles. The medical term for bone spurs is “osteophytes”. Osteophytes are commonly seen in the spine, the heel, and the shoulder. In the shoulder, […]

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Hip Extension: How Important is this Motion and How Do We Measure it Functionally?

Hip Extension: How Important is this Motion and How Do We Measure it Functionally? The majority of us are noting a quad-dominant trend in our patients and athletes. This imbalance is partially due to the lack adequate hip extension. During a recent clinical training session for hip mobilizations, a conversation with our staff led me […]

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