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Shoulder Injuries

Introduction to Shoulder Injuries
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Whether you are suffering from a rotator cuff injury, frozen shoulder, or a compression syndrome such as Thoracic Outlet syndrome we can help! Manual therapy and exercise can often make a huge difference in resolving these conditions. 


Patient education is very important to us, which is why we are providing you with several articles below to help you to understand our examination procedures, treatment methods, exercise recommendations and overall logic for our recommendations. Each article under this section provides you with key information that can help you make informed choices to resolve your specific problem.

Frozen Shoulder
Shoulde Injuries Part 1
Shoulder Injuries Part 2

Defrosting Frozen Shoulder

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Frozen Shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis (AC), is a condition that is characterized by severe pain (especially at night), progressive shoulder stiffness, and loss of shoulder motion. The signs and symptoms of Frozen Shoulder usually begin gradually and worsen over time.


Shoulder Injuries Part 1 - Five Joints to Consider

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

When attempting to resolve a shoulder injury, it is essential to understand anatomical inter-relationships, relative motions, and kinetic chain links between the various soft-tissue and osseous structures of the shoulder. Therefore, we will start with the shoulder joints.


Shoulder Injuries Part 2 - Seventeen Muscles

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

In Part 2 of "Shoulder Injuries " we are going to take a look at the various muscles and soft tissue structures that attach to the shoulder, and their impact on the kinetic chain of a shoulder injury.


Shoulder Injuries Part 3 - The Rotator Cuff & Diagnosis

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Rotator cuff injuries are a common problem in both the athletic and nonathletic populations. Early diagnosis is essential to identify causes, implement effective treatment, and prevent further injury. The rotator cuff is made up of four major muscles along with their associated tendons.


Shoulder Injuries Part 4 - Treatment Logic & Guidance

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Each case of shoulder injury should be assessed and treated as a unique dysfunction that is specific to that individual. Certain cases will only involve local structures, while other cases can involve a much larger kinetic chain.


Resolving Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) - Part 1

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

A lot of patients complain about numbness or tingling in their hands when working at the computer, driving their vehicle, or even when waking up in the morning. Many of these same patients also experience tight and restricted neck muscles, have shoulder tension, feel chest tightness, and even pain that can radiate down their arms and hands.


Resolving Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) - Part 2

- Dr. Brian Abelson DC.

Resolving Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) can be challenging for even the most experienced of practitioners.(2) Most cases of TOS are initially best treated with Conservative Manual Therapies and exercise.(3; 4) In fact, manual therapy such as Motion Specific Release (MSR), should be the first line of treatment when addressing TOS.

Shoulder Injuries Part 3
Shoulder Injuries Part 4
TOS - Part 1
TOS - Part 2

Expect & Receive The Best Possible Care

At Kinetic Health, we are proud of our high success rate in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and are even happier about the high level of patient satisfaction that we regularly achieve. 


Our comprehensive examination processes, ability to integrate multiple and effective treatment modalities, and our customized treatment and exercise plans ensure that every patient receives a high quality of care that addresses their specific needs.


We have great working relationships with the medical community across the city. You can expect your medical practitioner to receive clear summations of our examination findings with follow-up letters about our treatment results. This collaboration ensures your needs are met effectively.

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