Special Tests: What’s Causing My Elbow Pain?

10 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Elbow Pain?

In our last post we introduced the use of special tests for diagnosis. We explained shoulder special tests, but this week we’ll be going over the elbow. There are many ligaments and muscles that attach to the elbow. The use of special tests can help pinpoint the structure that’s causing the elbow pain. If you […]

3 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Shoulder Pain?

Special tests are tests done by clinicians, like physical therapists, to help determine or confirm a diagnosis. If a patient comes in with shoulder pain, special tests can help physical therapists differentiate between possible diagnoses with similar symptoms.  There are many different types of special test used in the clinic. We broke down some commonly […]

20 Sep 21
Could Your Arm Pain Be Coming From Your Back?

HEAR, HEAR! This study is the first of its kind and we’re so excited to share!  A study recently published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, looks at pain from a new point of view. The study investigated the amount of patients who present with isolated extremity (arm, leg, elbow, etc) pain who […]

5 Jul 21
I Have Been Diagnosed With Osteoporosis, What Now?

Osteoporosis is a term that gets thrown around a lot. However, what is it and how is it managed? The word osteoporosis literally means “porous bone.” Osteoporosis is the most common chronic metabolic bone disease. Today, there are more than 3 million cases every year in the United States! The disease causes bones to weaken […]

5 Apr 21
Physical Therapy and Pathology: Osteoarthritis

Did you know? Osteoarthritis (OA) affects about 3.3% to 3.6% of the population globally and is the most common form of arthritis.  It causes moderate to severe disability in 43 million people, making it the 11th most debilitating disease worldwide.  In the United States, it is estimated that 80% of the population over 65 years […]