Understanding the Shoulder Capsule

Understanding the Shoulder Capsule September 27, 2013 by Andrew Provost, PT In the world of anatomy, the word capsule is defined as a tough sheath or membrane that encloses something in the body. In the treatment of athletic injuries, the shoulder’s capsule or covering can directly or indirectly be the cause of shoulder pain. When…

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): What is it?

by Edward Lockwood, DPT Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that effects .5- 1 % of people in North American and Northern European. RA can have associated symptoms such as muscle weakness, fatigue, and can cause joint pain / inflammation. 1 Rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to cause decreased aerobic capacity, increased prevalence of cardiovascular…