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What is the The Rotator Cuff

What is the Rotator Cuff?

What is the Rotator Cuff ? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that attach to the ball of the shoulder (head of the humerus). The muscles that make up the rotator cuff include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. The main purpose of this area is to rotate, raise, and provide…

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Health Professionals – What’s the Difference?

Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Kinesiologist, Occupational Therapist… What’s the difference? Health professionals have many titles, and it can sometimes be difficult to fully understand how their roles differ. The goal of this blog post is to help you better understand the differences between Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Kinesiologists, and Occupational Therapists.   Physiotherapists A physiotherapist is a health…

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Everyday Stretches

Everyday Stretches Everyone can learn to stretch and should stretch everyday regardless of age or flexibility. Stretching does not require fancy equipment or a high level of athleticism and can be done anywhere. Whether you are old, young, sit at a desk all day, do construction work, or drive a delivery truck, the same principles…

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Osteoarthritis Treatment Pyramid

Osteoarthritis Treatment Pyramid Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. Some people call it degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. It occurs most frequently in the hands, hips, and knees. There is no pill or medication that offers a magical fix for osteoarthritis. For a long time, it was believed that…

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