Monthly Archives: March 2011

Shoulder stretching: posterior capsule

Stretching of the posterior capsule is critical for normal shoulder health and function.  Check out the video for more education..

Back strengthening exercise: Multifidus strengthening on hands and knees.

If you’ve seen me in the clinic, you know one of my favorite back strengthening exercises is the quadruped, alternating arm and leg lifts with a 3-5 second hold.  Make sure you are stable before you began your 3-5 second hold.  Much research has been done on the multifidus musculature and for many of those […]

Pain under your shoulder blade? Try stretching your subscapularis

The subscapularis is a muscle under your shoulder blade that is often tight with those individuals that have a painful arm or shoulder.  Since the subscapularis plays a big role in stabilization of the shoulder, tightness is often associated with an impingement that can effect the bursa and the rotator cuff.  Check out the video […]

The birth of a new website

As many of you know, my treatment specialty is Osteopathic manual structural therapy and exercise prescription.  However, over the years I have had patients that have requested just an exercise program to help manage their pain, be it neck, back, or shoulder, because they cannot afford to attend PT.   Many cannot attend therapy because they either have too high of a co-pay/deductible […]

Core Training and it’s effect on athletic performance, injury prevention, and injury treatment

Core training (mid line musculature) has been added to many exercise programs and the virtues of this type of training have been detailed in many media outlets, magazine articles, and also by health professionals, myself included. However, I read an interesting article by John M Cissik, MBA, PT from the Texas Women’s University in Denton, […]