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BETHANY NGUYEN, DPT

I know many physical therapy students are getting into gear to prepare for the dreaded NPTE in April or July. I have also received questions from 2nd year PT students who are trying to jump ahead of the game! I have been... Continue Reading →

How is it possible that the two men on the scale (in the picture shown above) have the same body mass index (BMI?) Doesn't a BMI of 33 technically mean that you're obese? When referring to BMI, take into consideration... Continue Reading →

What is it? Upper crossed syndrome (UCS) is essentially a muscle imbalance pattern located in the head and shoulder region. As you can see in the picture, there is tightness of the upper trap and levator scapula (muscles along the upper... Continue Reading →

We all have used phrases like, "I'm too busy" or "I don't have time for that.” The more I think about these moments in my life, I recognize that it's not that I don't have time, because we all HAVE... Continue Reading →

Shoulder tendonitis in short is an inflammation injury to the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles. However, inflammation may not always be present in shoulder injuries therefore those injuries can be referred to as rotator cuff tendinopathies. The most common... Continue Reading →

Shoulder Injuries: Impingement Syndrome

Due to the complexity of the shoulder and the large amount of movement within this ball-in-socket joint, it is very common for injuries to arise. Here's a list of some injuries to be discussed over the next couple of weeks:... Continue Reading →

In the previous post we went over the primary role of the rotator cuff (RC) which is to stabilize arm within the socket of the shoulder blade. There are four muscles that make up the RC: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis... Continue Reading →

What is a rotator cuff?

Also commonly mistaken as being called the 'rotary cup,' it's likely that many of you have heard this term used before in relation to shoulder pain. The rotator cuff (RC) is a name used to describe a group of four unique muscles that attach from... Continue Reading →

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It's not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy. Eat well and love well friends.

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