Upper Extremities: Shoulders, Elbows, Wrists, and Hands

Shoulder Injuries and Problems

The shoulder is an amazing part of the body in respect to the planes of motion it is capable of moving in.

However, its multi-directional capabilities often lead to trouble ranging anywhere from instability, tears of the muscles, tendons or the labrum, to degenerative changes. Not only does the practitioner have to investigate the many structures of the shoulder including your shoulder blade, but they may also investigate your neck as problems in the cervical spine can refer pain to the shoulder region. Furthermore, our practitioners must be resourceful in differentiating important signs or symptoms that could be coming from our vital organs! Our keen senses have the tendency to lead us to little or big findings you may have not known existed!

Shoulder Problems often treated but not limited to:

AC joint separations
Biceps tenodesis
Biceps tendonitis
Bursitis of the shoulder
Fractures: humerus, scapula, clavicle
Labral tears or surgical repairs
Primary & Secondary impingement syndromes
RTC tendonitis or tears
Shoulder subluxation or dislocation
Surgical repair of the RTC muscles
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Treatments determined by evaluative findings, but will likely include:

Deep Tissue Laser
Imbalance/ joint strengthening exercises
Kinesio taping
Manual Therapy Techniques
Myofascial Release
Soft tissue mobilization
Neurodynamics
Neuromuscular re-education
Trigger point dry needling

Check out some of our programs and treatments for all upper extremities.

Deep Tissue Laser
Manual Therapy Techniques
Myofascial Release
Neuromuscular- Re-education
Trigger Point Dry Needling
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Elbow Problems

The elbow may look simplistic in its movements but don’t let it fool you! The architecture of this joint is uniquely shaped unlike any other in the body. It is surrounded by structures that originate from the neck and shoulder and are destined for the hand and fingers. We often take the elbow for granted but we must be reminded of the important link it provides in connecting our shoulder to our hand and how many functional activities it allows us to accomplish hundreds of time per day!

Elbow Problems commonly treated but not limited to:

Any Post surgical elbow repairs
Elbow dislocations
Elbow sprains/strains
Fractures
Lateral Epicondylitis
Medial Epicondylitis
Olecranon Bursitis
Radial head subluxations
Ulnar nerve entrapment
Ulnar neuritis

Treatments determined by evaluative findings, but will likely include:

Deep Tissue Laser
Kinesio taping
Manual Therapy Techniques
Myofascial Release
Soft tissue mobilization
Shoulder & wrist assessments for elbow pain contributions
Stretching/ strengthening surrounding elbow, shoulder & wrist muscles
Trigger point dry needling

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Deep Tissue Laser
Manual Therapy Techniques
Myofascial Release
Trigger Point Dry Needling
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Wrist and Hand Problems

The structures of the wrist and hand are often over worked and tend to take on more than they can handle in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. If you take a moment to think about the repetitive actions, the heavy lifting and the sometimes awkward bending we force our wrists, hands and fingers into, we might amaze ourselves as to what they are capable of enduring.
Never the less, at some point these small muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments will need TLC too.

Wrist and Hand issues often treated but not limited to:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Bone Scaphoid fractures/instability
Carpal Bone Lunate dislocations
CMC Arthritis
De Quervian’s Syndrome
Dupuytrens Contracture
Pronator syndrome
Radial or Ulnar fractures
Sprains/strains of wrist
TFCC injuries

Treatments determined by evaluative findings, but will likely include:

Bracing
Deep Tissue Laser
Kinesio taping
Manual Therapy Techniques
Myofascial Release
Soft tissue mobilization
Neurodynamics
Parafen wax treatments
Stretching and strengthening exercises
Trigger point dry needling

Check out our programs to aid wrist and hand issues.

Deep Tissue Laser
Manual Therapy Techniques
Myofascial Release
Trigger Point Dry Needling

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