PATIENT CORNER

Bad Posture Can ‘Sneak Up’ as Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain in older adults often appears suddenly, as if caused by a sudden trauma or injury. But for many, says ACPT physical therapist Joseph Trimarchi, shoulder injuries are often the result of musculoskeletal conditions directly associated with aging and, more specifically, weakening posture. Some people may think ‘I slept on it wrong’ or ‘I pulled something in my shoulder, but the truth might point to something more long-term. The pain might be something that’s been developing over time, perhaps due to taking on a tighter, less upright posture as they age. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), […]

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Exercise Ball Lumbar Strength Program

SUPINE TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your back with an exercise ball under your lower legs, slowly roll the ball side to side to gently rotate your back. Repeat 10 Times Hold 3 Seconds Complete 2 Sets Perform 1 Time(s) a Day     PRAYER STRETCH While kneeling with an exercise ball in front of you, slowly lean forward and roll the ball forward until a stretch is felt. Repeat 5 Times Hold 5 Seconds Complete 2 Sets Perform 1 Time(s) a Day     PELVIC TILT – SITTING Sit on a large exercise ball and place your hands on […]

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Lumbar Strength Program – AROM

PELVIC TILT – SUPINE Lie on your back with your knees bent. Next, arch your low back and then flatten it repeatedly. Your pelvis should tilt forward and back during the movement. Move through a comfortable range of motion. Repeat 10 Times Hold 3 Seconds Complete 2 Sets Perform 2 Time(s) a Day     HIP ADDUCTION SQUEEZE – SUPINE Place a rolled-up towel, ball or pillow between your knees and press your knees together so that you squeeze the object firmly. Hold and then release and repeat. Repeat 10 Times Hold 3 Seconds Complete 2 Sets Perform 2 Time(s) […]

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