The shoulder is the most complicated and mobile joint in the body. As mobility in a joint increases, stability often decreases. In addition, because the joint is so complicated, there are many areas which can develop dysfunction. Dysfunction in the shoulder can result in pain, decreased range of motion, weakness, and associated functional limitations.
The elbow is a very important joint. Without a functional elbow, you cannot feed yourself, comb your hair, drive, or perform a whole host of other daily functions. Dysfunction in the elbow can result in decreased range of motion, pain, weakness, and associated functional limitations.
The elbow is most susceptible to overuse syndromes such as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, and is also commonly an area of nerve compression.
Functional hands and wrists allow us to perform a wide variety of action: touching, grasping, feeling, holding, manipulating, caressing, and more. They are a very important aspect of who we are and how we see ourselves. We even use our hands for communication! Dysfunction in the hand and wrist can result in pain, problems with coordination, grasp, pinch, sensation, and resulting functional deficits.
Due to the complexity of the upper extremity, expert movement analysis is needed to truly understand and remedy the root of the problem. Our expert therapists at Teton Therapy have many years of medical training in movement analysis, to better help pinpoint the cause of dysfunction or pain, and address it in a timely and efficient manner. Your therapist will design a comprehensive treatment plan that will address pain, weakness, and range of motion, and return you to using your shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist for functional activity. In addition, a specialized home exercise program will be developed to progress and preserve your functional gains.
If you have had a recent injury or surgery to the shoulder, elbow, hand or wrist, count on us to work with you and your physician to achieve your best functional outcomes! Call us today or click Make Appointment to learn more about how we can help you get back to your life!