laser therapy tools

Laser Therapy

Our body is made up of cells. Each cell has a different function that is vital to our existence. The Mitochondria is a cell which is responsible for producing adenosine triphosphate or “ATP”. ATP is the energy that our body uses. Similar to the gas that makes your car work, adenosine triphosphate is the energy…

bicep tendon

Bicep Tendonitis

If you’re experiencing pain in the front of your shoulder, you may have an injury to your bicep tendon. The bicep tendon is a relatively common source of shoulder pain. There are variable patient presentations and different treatment options depending on the specific dysfunction. Let’s start with the basics… Bicep Tendon The bicep muscle is…

graphic of Bursitis of the hip

Hip Bursitis

As mentioned in a previous blog a “bursa” is a soft spacer that is present in many of our joints.  Analogous to a slightly filled water balloon,  a bursa separates various tissues to prevent friction.  An example is a bursa that sits between muscle and bone.  Unfortunately, the bursa itself can be a source of injury.  Irritation of…

acromioclavicular joint

Separated Shoulder

Put your hand on your clavicle (or collar bone as many people call it) and follow it outwards as far as you can toward your shoulder; that big bump at the end on the top of your shoulder is called your acromioclavicular joint or “AC joint”. Traumatic injuries to this joint are common accounting for…

sabacromial bursa

Shoulder Pain

Many patients come to our clinic believing they have shoulder bursitis. Shoulder bursitis is a condition in which the bursa of the shoulder gets inflamed and generates pain. What is a bursa you ask? Let’s start from the beginning… Bursa and Bursitis Bursa are anatomical structures that are present throughout our body. A simple way…