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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common condition leading to pain in the shoulder region. Rather than a specific diagnosis, it is collection of signs and symptoms and can involve one or more of several shoulder structures. Due to a fairly narrow space between the top of the long bone of the upper arm (humerus) and the overhanging rim of the shoulder blade, tissues interposed can become compressed. This leads to pain in the front and side of the shoulder, particul...
Posted on 2019-11-14
Why do we train? Every so often I find it useful to take a step back and ask why? Many people have developed daily habits and routines that they have been doing for years, but have lost sight of the reason they began doing these things in the first place. From here, it is easy to fall into complacency and fail to find motivation to progress. Why is what drives us into action and betterment. Exercise is one scenario in which this situation can easily be applied. At some point or another, you ha...
Posted on 2019-11-09
Blood Flow Restriction Training is here! We are super excited to announce that STAR Physical Therapy now offers blood flow restriction training (BFR)! We are proud to be the first physical therapy clinic in the Rochester area to initiate this innovative treatment option.  We have invested in the top-notch Delfi unit; considered to be the gold standard for BFR training. Please read on for more information and feel free to reach out to our certified BFR practitioner Rob Wager, DPT, OCS wit...
Posted on 2019-10-29
In response to committed yet frustrated gym go-ers who do not see the results they want to see, I find myself asking this question a lot. Say, for example, you go to the gym 4-5 times per week for an hour. First, ask yourself how efficient you are being in that hour. Are you getting as much out of your time as you can? Second, and more importantly, what are you doing the other 163 hours during the week? Typically, therein lies the issue. How are your eating habits? How often do you drink durin...
Posted on 2019-10-24
Having trouble distinguishing between these three common exercises? I’m here to help. First, we need to identify the difference between a squat and a hip hinge. In a squat, you are sitting back in your heels with your chest up and bending at the knees and the hips. The goal is to end up mimicking what you would look like seated in a chair (with good posture)…just without the chair. Ideally, the hips are in line with the knees (parallel with the ground) and the shoulders should be ...
Posted on 2019-10-11
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