The Stages of Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that restricts mobility in the affected arm. A healthy shoulder joint has a greater range of motion than any other joint in the human body. In this condition, the capsule around the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, scarred, thickened, or contracted, forming scar…

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Aging and Exercise: How Being Active Keeps You Young

Aging and exercise should always be considered together. We’re all required to age—it’s a matter of life—however, exercise is a choice that keeps the worst effects at bay. But how does exercise minimize the effects of aging? Studies support maintaining an exercise practice as you get older. For instance, a much-cited study by U.K.’s King’s…

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Celebrating National Youth Sports Safety Month

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month, and Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services recognizes all the therapists and sports medicine specialists who help our community’s young people stay safe! Our therapists and sports medicine specialists assist young athletes post-injury. They also work with young athletes to prevent injury through a variety of educational programs provided in…

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Sports medicine

Updated in April 2024 What is sports medicine? Sports medicine is branch of medical practice specialize in treating athletes, from professionals to amateurs, as well as week-end warriors, individuals who are participating in physical fitness and sports training program. They also help individuals improve their athletic performance, recover from injuries, rehabilitate injuries and return athletic…

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Can TENS Therapy Treat Pain?

TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a therapy that uses low-level electrical currents to alleviate pain. A TENS unit is a small device that delivers the current to your nerves. This low-level current can help block or change your perception of pain. TENS may help relieve pain for some people and may be effective for a…

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Why Do I Have Neck Pain?

Question for STARS Physical Therapy: After a long day at work sitting at the computer, I find that my neck and shoulders hurt. Why does this happen and what can I do to help it? Answer: You may be experiencing a strain of your postural muscles of the neck and upper back. Muscles in this region often…

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