SNAPPING SCAPULA SYNDROME

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. According to the North American Spine Society (NASS), spinal stenosis describes a clinical syndrome of buttock or leg pain. These symptoms may occur with or without back pain. It is a condition in which the nerves in the spinal canal are […]

SHOULDER INSTABILITY

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Shoulder Instability. Shoulder instability means that the shoulder joint is too loose and is able to slide around too much in the socket. In some cases, the unstable shoulder actually slips out of the socket. If the shoulder slips completely out of the socket, […]

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Osteoarthritis of the Acromioclavicular Joint. Some joints in the body are more likely to develop problems from normal wear and tear. Degeneration causes the cartilage that cushions the joint to wear out. This type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis. Doctors sometimes refer to this […]

LABRAL TEARS

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Labral Tears. Since orthopedic surgeons began using a tiny TV camera called an arthroscope to diagnose and treat shoulder problems, they have discovered several conditions that no one knew existed. One of these conditions is an injury to a small structure in the shoulder […]

IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Impingement Syndrome. The shoulder is a very complex piece of machinery. Its elegant design gives the shoulder joint great range of motion, but not much stability. As long as all the parts are in good working order, the shoulder can move freely and painlessly. […]

CALCIFIC TENDONITIS OF THE SHOULDER

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder. Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder happens when calcium deposits form on the tendons of your shoulder. The tissues around the deposit can become inflamed, causing a great deal of shoulder pain. This condition is fairly common. It most often affects […]

BICEPS RUPTURE

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Biceps Rupture.  A biceps rupture involves a complete tear of the main tendon that attaches the top of the biceps muscle to the shoulder. It happens most often in middle-aged people and is usually due to years of wear and tear on the shoulder. A torn […]

ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT SEPARATION

WHAT IS IT: Welcome to Physioflow Physical Therapy’s patient resource about Acromioclavicular Joint Separation. A shoulder separation is a fairly common injury, especially in certain sports. Most shoulder separations are actually injuries to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. The AC joint is the connection between the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collarbone). Shoulder dislocations and AC joint separations are often mistaken […]