What Is Centralization?

Most people have experienced neck or back pain at some point in their lives. Often this discomfort falls in the “normal aches and pains” category, and symptoms get better within a few days. Some people may experience symptoms that persist in their back for longer. Then there are those folks who experience neck or back pain, but also notice signs and symptoms in their arms or legs. What if the symptoms you are feeling in your elbow are caused by a problem at your neck, or perhaps your hip pain is coming directly from your lower back? How do we determine if an issue in the spine is the source of your pain? Centralization. Centralization is the movement of pain from an area away from your spine

How to Properly Adjust and Use a Cane

Generally, people use assistive devices such as a walker or a cane while walking to alleviate strain or stress through a particular lower extremity. Often it will be recommended that you utilize an assistive device for extra support while you regain your mobility following a surgical procedure of your back or legs or following a period of immobility. Many people use a walker or cane to assist their mobility if they have pain or weakness in their lower extremities, regardless of surgery. One of the most common assistive devices that you may see used is the single point cane. Being that this cane is commercially available, most have options for adjusting the cane length based on the user’s hei

Physical Therapy after Rotator Cuff Surgery

Shoulder pain is extremely common and can be very frustrating to deal with, simply because of how much it affects our daily function. This pain can be caused by a number of different factors, and frequently, the muscles of the rotator cuff are involved in some way. Most people are familiar with the rotator cuff in the shoulder, a group of 4 muscles that provide support to the shoulder joint, allowing the arm to move freely in all directions. These muscles are vital in holding the upper arm bone (humerus) in the proper position in the shoulder socket. Injury to these muscles may make typical activities that involve using your arm more difficult to complete either due to pain or limited mobili

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