Supraspinatus Strengthening; Empty Can vs Full Can Exercise. II

Read part I of this post here: Shoulder rehab exercises – Full can exercise With many studies reporting limitations with the empty can exercise, several studies have recommended the full can exercise as an effective alternative. Empty can exercise is emerging as the least choice in shoulder rehab exercises mainly […]

Supraspinatus strengthening; Empty Can vs Full Can exercise.

Introduction The rotator cuff muscles group consists of Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, and the Subscapularis muscles. The primary function of the rotator cuff is to keep the head of the humerus depressed and centered into the glenoid fossa permitting a single center of rotation while allowing efficient abduction or forward elevation […]

Supraspinatus: Anatomy and Biomechanics

Supraspinatus (SSP) is one of the four rotator cuff muscles. It originates in the supraspinatus fossa, superior portion of the scapula (shoulder blade), just above the spine of the scapula. It passes laterally underneath the acromion process to insert in the superior facet and superior ½ of middle facet of […]

Is Thoracic Spinal Manipulation effective for treating subacromial impingement shoulder pain?

Subacromial impingement syndrome Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders seen by physical therapists with many potential contributing factors and researched treatment methods. Among various causes of shoulder pain or pathologies studied, subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most frequently reported. It is difficult to differentiate SIS […]

Achilles Tendinopathy; clinical practice guidelines.

Achilles tendinopathy Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is most common among individuals engaged in recreational or competitive activities. The annual incidence of AT in runners has been reported to be 7% to 9%. Studies have reported a higher prevalence of Achilles tendinopathy as age increases with the mean age between 30 and […]

Patellofemoral pain; classification and PT management

Despite a number of studies, ‘patellofemoral pain syndrome’, previously described as the” black hole of orthopedics” by Dr. Scott Dye, is still one of the most irritable condition causing dysfunctions for patients and confusion for clinicians. Although non-operative treatment has established as the initial form of treatment for patellofemoral disorders, […]

Evidence Based Physiotherapy Approach for Frozen Shoulder. Post III

Read previous posts here: Post I Post II  B) Second phase: adhesive, frozen, stiffness or transitional stage During this stage, there will be no worsening of pain but will be a significant progressive loss of ROM in a capsular pattern. Thus, the treatment protocol is more aggressive. Joint mobilization and […]