SOURCE: Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab

Burnaby Physiotherapy Clinic

October 01, 2015 10:00 ET

Burnaby Physiotherapist Explains Rotator Cuff Injuries in New Article

Absolute PhysioCare, Burnaby Physiotherapist Releases Article to Shed Light on Common Shoulder Injuries and Treatment

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - October 01, 2015) - Absolute PhysioCare, a team of physiotherapists, chiropractors and registered massage therapists in Burnaby, believe it's important to educate people about their bodies, particularly when it comes to an injury. To provide the best care, they've released an article to help the public understand what causes shoulder injuries-and how they are treated. Read more at:

"The four muscles that collectively make up the rotator cuff are easily remembered by the acronym 'S.I.T.S', which stands for Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis," explains a clinic representative.

Think of the shoulder joint as a golf ball resting on a golf tee. Any golfer knows how a sudden gust of wind or even a gentle nudge of the club can knock the ball off the tee. Now, imagine four strips of duct tape anchored to the tee and attached to the ball-the ball can still move around but it's still pretty secure. That's exactly how the rotator cuff works. It allows for movement, but more importantly it takes a relatively unstable joint and makes it secure.

As the blog explains, these muscles usually work quietly in the background, but if an injury occurs they become tremendously noticeable. The most frequent kind of injury to the rotator cuff injury is an inflammation of one or more of the tendons-Tendinitis. This can be brought on by sudden trauma, repetitive motion, or even poor exercise technique.

"When injury occurs, the body will repair it with scar tissue. This is the natural healing mechanism. Unfortunately, too much scar tissue can result in the muscles, tendons and nerves sticking together, which leads to pain, stiffness, numbness and tingling."

To treat these injuries, chiropractors typically use the Active Release Technique (ART), where the soft tissue is manipulated to help relieve pain and enhance the body's healing process. This helps to break up the adhesions and restore smooth movement to the muscles.

"When injury is involved, we always recommend relying on a medical professional," says the rep. "It's important to get the correct advice and treatment, so you can return to normal as quickly as possible."

About the Company

Absolute PhysioCare & Sports Rehab is a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary physiotherapy clinic located in Burnaby, between New Westminster, Port Moody & Coquitlam, close to Vancouver, BC. The company's focus is on providing its clients with the highest quality of care to help them achieve optimum wellness and quality of life. Apart from providing personalized therapy plans, the company also offers its clients physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic care, orthotics, acupuncture, custom bracing, compression hosiery, vestibular rehabilitation, women's health, bike fitting, active rehabilitation services and gymnasium facilities.

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