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Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

What is a Reverse Total shoulder Replacement (arthroplasty) (rTSA)? If you need to have a shoulder replacement, it is important to know the difference between a traditional shoulder replacement and a Reverse total shoulder replacement.  In a traditional approach, a plastic socket is inserted into the glenoid, and a metal “ball” is inserted into the top of the humerus or upper arm bone.  With the reverse method the ball and socket are switched, the plastic socket is inserted into the

Mobility Issues? We can help!

As we age our flexibility decreases and mobility issues begin to occur.  A very easy common solution is stretching.  It turns out that recently stretching has become a controversial issue.  Popular literature has begun talking about some of the drawbacks of static stretching (New York Times link).  Static stretching is “traditional stretching” when you hold a position at the end of a range of motion.  Recent academic literature questions if stretching prevents injury, decreases muscle soreness or improves muscle length.

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Get rid of your headaches today!

In order to get rid of your headaches today, there are a couple of things to know about headaches.  The first is that headaches are a very common problem.  In fact, 90% of Americans suffer from occasional headaches.  In my experience, headaches can be one of the most disabling ailments that we treat.  The difficult part about headaches is that there is no escaping a headache.  They affect your ability to concentrate and they are often not dependent on position.  You

ASTYM vs. IASTM (Graston®, Sastm, etc.): How They Are Different

Astym vs Iastm Difference There is a significant difference between Astym treatment and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques, such as Graston®, Sastm and other tooled friction massage. Although Astym treatment evolved from research on manual therapies, including friction massage, it is very different than friction massage, and its variation, tooled friction massage. Tooled friction massage is often referred to as instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization or IASTM, and is also referred to by the brand of IASTM, such as Graston® Technique

Astym vs IASTM, Are they Different?

Astym vs Iastm  Astym treatment is very different from IASTM.   Astym is a highly effective and safe soft tissue therapy.  Astym was scientifically developed, has a sound research base, and has standardized, highly-effective protocols – all of which make it different and a much better treatment than IASTM.           IASTM stands for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and has come to mean any type of tool assisted massage.  Sometimes it goes by the shortened name of ISTM, or by particular brands of