Category Archives: Exercise Videos

Shoulder Impingement Exercise Videos

Source: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Shoulder Impingement is mechanical compression, which can cause wear of the rotator cuff tendons. The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles connecting the shoulder blade to the upper part of the shoulder joint.  These maintain the ball (humeral head) within the socket (glenoid) during shoulder elevation.

Normally, the ball glides under the acromion (outer tip of the shoulder blade). Compromise of this function may cause friction and wear. Common causes include weakening, degeneration due to aging, bone spurs, inflammation, and overuse injuries.

Patients may complain of pain in overhead activity and awakening in the night. Manipulation may reproduce the symptoms.  X-rays may show bone spurs and narrowing of the subacromial space. MRI may rule out more serious diagnoses.

Temporarily eliminate activities like tennis, pitching or swimming. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication may be recommended. Surgery involves debriding tissue that irritates the rotator cuff and is favorable in about 90% of the cases.

Exercise to restore normal flexibility and strength of the shoulder blade and rotator cuff muscles. Try exercises in these videos to strengthen the rotator cuff muscle and scapular muscles, and control the incidence of shoulder impingement.

Source: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Home Treatment for Bulging Discs

Accelerate Physical Therapy in Arvada, Colorado teaches you to relieve back and radiating leg pain. These exercises provide decompression of the lumbar spine, and are a great treatment for bulging discs.

Here are two great ways to relieve pain for which many face expensive medical treatments.  Save thousands of dollars and health risks from injections of steroids, narcotics, decompression, traction, chiropractic, and even physical therapy.  Watch and try these two techniques at home.

Rocking gives an oscillating stretch,  controlling the intensity experienced.  Perform these techniques for just a few minutes, or up to twenty minutes, as often as you need relief.

If you need help understanding these techniques, call Paul O’Brian, PT, CSCS, at Accelerate Physical Therapy, PC in Arvada, Colorado. Our office number is (303) 421-2210.