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Frozen Shoulder Exercises - The Key to a Shorter Recovery Time

The last thing on your mind is any form of exercise when you have a frozen shoulder but surprisingly, the right kind of exercise can actually speed up the recover process and get you back to full health more quickly. But don't make the mistake of cherry picking exercises from a book or reading up on them on the internet. If you really want to succeed and get your shoulder working again then use an exercise programme put together by a physical therapists specifically for shoulder injuries. Doing the wrong exercises can cause more harm than good irritating the capsule around the shoulder and leading to more damage and a longer recovery time. Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is caused by the internal membrane that surrounds the shoulder joint contracting and thickening.

Impingement of the Ankle

In ankle impingement there is a limitation in the joint mobility of the ankle due to pain from a soft tissue or bony pathology. A common finding to precipitate this pain syndrome is an irritation of the synovial membrane or the joint capsule, typically after an ankle sprain or a repetitive series of such injuries. Chronic pain in the ankle and impingement can result from the ankle being sprained and this can give a persistent pain problem with limitations on involvement in sports. Numbers are unclear but some level of impingement could occur in about ten percent of people who undergo ankle sprains. Impingement is often secondary to an acute ankle sprain where the person stands on something uneven or puts their foot into a hole in the ground, forcing the foot over into a downwards and inwards movement with the weight of the body.

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Simple Shoulder Pain Exercises Can Fix a Rotator Cuff Injury

I tore my rotator cuff about a year ago and since then have managed to find out a great deal about rotator cuff injuries and how simple shoulder pain exercises can go a long way towards sorting them out. Unfortunately I found out too late to help myself but am happy for others to learn from my mistakes. I was helping a friend to put up a timber garage when the wind caught one of the panels. I instinctively reached out to grab it and felt a pop in my shoulder as the panel was pulled away from me by its own weight. It hurt at the time but I thought that I had just pulled a muscle. What I had actually managed to do was tear one of the tendons in my rotator cuff.

Knee Braces - Types and Uses

A healthy knee can flex, bend and straighten easily and without pain. While the knee's function may seem simple, a knee injury can be complicated, annoying and painful. Since knees are fundamental to walking, running, kicking and sitting, an injury can derail many of life's enjoyable activities. If you have suffered a knee injury, your physician can help guide you to the right brace to help rehabilitate and facilitate movement. This guide is intended to offer you a quick summary on what types of knee braces are available and their usefulness. Post Operative Knee Braces As the name implies, these braces are used for post-operative support and rehabilitation.

Physical Therapists Receive Clinical Specialist Recertification

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announces that 243 physical therapists were awarded recertification in 2009 as board-certified clinical specialists. To date, more than 1, 900 board-certified clinical specialists have been recertified. Those who were recognized recently completed the requirements to become board-certified specialists in one or more of the following specialty areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, and Sports. "Clinical specialists have demonstrated [their] ability to meet challenges by achieving the highest level of recognition for clinical practitioners, " said Patricia Scheets, PT, DPT, NCS, keynote speaker at the Opening Ceremony for the Recognition of Clinical Specialists at the APTA 2009 Combined Sections Meeting.

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American Board Of Physical Therapy Specialties Recognizes Board-Certified Specialists

The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has awarded specialist certification to 1, 001 physical therapists this year. Since 1985, 9, 409 physical therapists have achieved board certification. Those who were recognized recently completed the requirements to become board-certified specialists in one or more of the following specialty areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women's Health Physical Therapy. "Clinical specialists have demonstrated [their] ability to meet challenges by achieving the highest level of recognition for clinical practitioners, " said Patricia Scheets, PT, DPT, NCS, keynote speaker at the Opening Ceremony for the Recognition of Clinical Specialists at the APTA 2009 Combined Sections Meeting.

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