In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty instructor Bill Temes, PT, MS, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT works with the shoulder to restore range of motion. For more manual therapy expertise, join Bill in person at Advanced Upper Quadrant Integration in NYC August 26-27!
How many of you start your shoulder examination with a look at the cervical and thoracic spine? In the absence of trauma it makes the most sense to do a cervical and thoracic scan during the initial evaluation. The scapula is part of the shoulder girdle. A lot of the muscles that attach to the… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Thoracic Manual Therapy in The Management of Non-specific Shoulder Pain
Abstract: Thoracic manual therapy in the management of non-specific shoulder pain Objectives: “Non-specific shoulder pain (NSSP) is often persistent and disabling leading to high socioeconomic costs. Cervical manipulation has demonstrated improvements in patients with NSSP, although risks associated with thrust techniques are documented. Thoracic manual therapy (TMT) may utilise similar neurophysiological effects with less risk.… Continue reading Abstract of the Week: Thoracic Manual Therapy For Shoulder Pain
Abstract: The effect of dry needling for myofascial trigger points in the neck and shoulders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ong J1, Claydon LS2. This systematic review and meta-analysis sought investigate the efficacy of dry needling of myofascial trigger points in the neck and shoulders. Four of the quality articles reviewed compared dry needling to lidocaine injections… Continue reading Abstract of The Week: Effect of Dry Needling for Myofascial Trigger Points in the Neck and Shoulders