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Frozen Shoulder - Can Your Diet Make a Difference?

Posted by Judith Winer on

  There’s a lot of “talk” about nutrition and frozen shoulder. Does any of it make sense? Is there any connection between what you eat and the chances of you getting frozen shoulder? Are there any foods that can help with treatment and recovery? In this article we take a look at some of the common myths and hope to clear up some of the confusion.Are there any foods that can help prevent the onset of frozen shoulder?We live in an age where we are all increasingly aware of the basics of healthy eating and as a result, our clinicians are increasingly asked if...

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Trigger Point Workshop - Inter-Scapula and Mid Back Pain (Part 2)

Posted by Team NAT on

Part 2 (40 mins) of 2 (40 mins, Total 80 mins)Trigger Point Workshop - Inter-Scapula & Mid Back Pain   Click Here to See Part 1     This webinar is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think...

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Trigger Point Workshop - Inter-Scapula and Mid Back Pain

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

      Part 1 (40 mins) of 2 (40 mins, Total 80 mins) Trigger Point Workshop - Inter-Scapula & Mid Back Pain   Click Here to See Part 2     This webinar is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your...

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Thoracic Spine Mobility

Posted by Judith Winer on

TECHNIQUE Kneel on the ground and raise one arm. Then rotate your shoulders and middle back while looking upwards. MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED Primary muscles: Semispinalis thoracis. Spinalis thoracis. Longissimus thoracis. Iliocostalis thoracis. Iliocostalis lumborum. Multifidus. Rotatores. Intertransversarii. Interspinales. Secondary muscles: External and internal obliques. Pectoralis major.INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL Back muscle strain. Back ligament sprain. Abdominal muscle strain (obliques). ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY Keep your arm pointing straight upward and follow your hand with your eyes. This will help to further extend the stretch into your neck. The best thing to do if you are...

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Shoulder Testing Techniques - Supraspinatus

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

There are a number of manual testing techniques that can be used to indicate problems with the rotator cuff muscles. Here we deal specifically with a well used test for supraspinatus.   The muscles are tested using active resisted movement to isolate any symptoms to the contracting muscles. A positive test involves pain and often weakness on contracting the affected muscle. Weakness will be felt with partial or full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff, but may also be present with tendinitis due to pain inhibition of the affected muscle.     The examiner stands alongside the patient on the affected...

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