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Rotator Cuff NMES

Is the Intensity of NMES Important for Strength Gains?

NMES is a valuable adjunct to exercises to enhance muscle strength and recovery. Questions often arise in regard to the correct amount of intensity to apply during treatment.

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does kinesiotape work

Does Kinesiotape Work? The Effect of Kinesiotape on Scapular Mechanics and Impingement

The use of Kinesiotape is becoming more popular. Many continue to ask how Kinesiotape works? Kinesiotape has be shown to alter scapular kinematics, EMG, and muscle strength in subjects with shoulder impingement, although we probably still don’t really know why.

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Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling for Lateral Epicondylitis

Dry needling is gaining more popularity and becoming another great option when dealing with trigger points as well as pathologies such as lateral epicondylitis.

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Why McConnell Patellar Taping Works

One of the most common, yet least understood, treatment technique for patellofemoral pain may be patellar taping, or also referred to as McConnell taping.  First introduced in 1984 by  Jenny McConnell, a physical therapist in Australia, patellar taping has become increasingly popular.  The original intent of performing patellar taping was to alter the tilt and […]

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Low-Level Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Tendinopathy

I found an interesting article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine on the effects of low-level laser on the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy. I must admit that I am, and have been, an avid user of laser energy. Over the years I have tried at least 5 different light/laser units, ranging from one the […]

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