Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

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Massage Therapy Techniques

  Glossary of Massage Therapy and Manual Therapy   It is amazing how many Manual Therapy techniques exist. Some are proven to effective, some are not. The important thing is to understand the different practices and choose the best one…
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Chronic Pain resources

Recommendations for Chronic Pain Source: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Assessment and management of chronic pain. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2011 Nov. 112 p.  [152 references] Note:…

Shoulder Injuries and Work disability

OUCH! I've hurt my shoulder.....What's the plan? Source: Work Loss Data Institute. Shoulder (acute & chronic). Encinitas (CA): Work Loss Data Institute; 2011. Various p. Initial Diagnosis First visit: with Primary Care Physician MD/DO…
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Recommendations for Neck Pain and Upper Back Pain- What works and what doesn't

Neck Pain and Upper Back Pain ( What works, what doesn't) American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Medical Specialty Society. 2011 Table 1. Summary of Recommendations for Diagnostic and Other Testing for Cervical and Thoracic…
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Current research recommendations on Neck Pain

Test Recommendation(s) X-ray X-ray for acute cervicothoracic pain with red flags for fracture or serious systemic illness, subacute cervicothoracic pain that is not improving, or chronic cervicothoracic pain – Recommended, Insufficient…
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Massage Therapy styles and health benefits

Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, if you need or want a massage, you can choose from among 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or…
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Check out the safe lifting techniques to prevent injury

One of the biggest causes of back injury at work is lifting or handling objects incorrectly. Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling heavy loads can help to prevent injury and avoid back pain. Check out these safe lifting…
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Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries by Sitting properly

If you work in an office and use a computer, you can avoid injury by sitting in the right position and arranging your desk correctly. Follow these tips: Support your back Avoid back pain by adjusting your chair so that your lower back is properly…
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How to properly sit at a computer to prevent back and neck pain

Regular computer users perform 50,000 to 200,000 keystrokes each day. Under certain circumstances and for vulnerable individuals, frequent computer use that involves awkward postures, repetition, and forceful exertions may be related to nerve,…