Rotator Cuff Injuries
What is the rotator cuff?
The rotator cuff is comprised of 4 muscles that surround the shoulder joint. The job of these muscles is to:
1) help move the arm away from the body and for rotation of the shoulder joint
2) to provide stability to the shoulder joint during any shoulder movement.
What causes a rotator cuff injury?
Tony LaRussa attended Oakville Open House!
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy in Oakville, MO held their Open House event on April 14, 2013.
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager, Tony LaRussa, attended the event. Tony signed memorabilia and took photographs. We were very excited to meet Tony as well as his many fans. If you would like to view our photos from the event, please visit out Facebook page.
Millions of American’s use computers in their homes and in their work place every day. Therefore, millions of American’s are at risk to having Musculoskeletal Disorders. You don’t have to do physical labor to have these Musculoskeletal Disorders. Improper positioning can lead to neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, low back or leg problems. Proper work station set up is essential for productive and enjoyable use. Here are 10 tips to keep your home or office computer work station safe.
1) Keep your head aligned over shoulders and do not stretch your neck forward.
Oakville Clinic Open House
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy is happy to announce that a new clinic has opened in Oakville, MO. We are excited to be expanding into this community.
We are celebrating this Grand Opening by having an Open House at the Oakville clinic April 14, 2013 between 5-6:30 pm.
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa will be attending as well and limited autographed photos of Tony are available to first attendees!
We look forward to seeing you!
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy
4500 Telegraph Road, Suite 204
Oakville, MO 63129
Athletic Trainers Getting To Be In The Spotlight
It is 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, almost two hours after the final school bell has rung for the day. Most students and teachers are gone, while a couple of sports have moved their practices indoors to avoid the cold.
In the northeast corner of the school, in an old Spanish classroom, the Edwardsville athletic trainers have been working with a continuous stream of student-athletes for over an hour now.
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy presents... Advances & Updates in Workers' Compensation Conference
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy presents Advances & Updates in Workers' Compensation. The conference will be held on April 19 at the Effingham Country Club located at 2400 W. Country Club Drive in Effingham, IL.
Parisi 1 Year Anniversary Event!
Parisi Speed School has been open for 1 year! We are celebrating by having an open house on April 6, 2013 from 8 am-12 pm. The event will be held at our Parisi Powered by ApexNetwork Speed School at 1317 Pestalozzi Street in Highland, IL.
There will be food, drinks, attendance prizes, music & entertainment. We will also be having a Cat Club Challenge. This will include the 10, 20 & 40 yard dash, vertical jump, 5/10/5 shuttle drill, chin-ups and 5 hops test. Take your shot at our athletic evaluation and scoring program and see where you rank amongst athletes in your area!
Hooray- you’ve finished physical therapy! ….Now what?
When finishing their last day of physical therapy, patients often ask: “Now that I’m done with physical therapy, do I need to continue my exercises to stay well?” It’s a reasonable question; patients want to maintain what they achieve in symptomatic relief, strength and range of motion.
Polar Plunge 2013
Stephanie Hemker, DPT and Clinic Manager of Godfrey facility participated in the Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics on February 23, 2013. The Polar Plunge was held in Carlyle, IL.
Stephanie raised over $700 and the Polar Plunge as a whole raised over $70,000. The water temperature was 39 degrees and the air temp was 31 degrees.
Thank you Stephanie Hemker and the many other groups who participated in raising money for such a great cause!
Oakville, MO Clinic NOW OPEN!
ApexNetwork Physical Therapy is happy to announce that a new clinic has opened in Oakville, MO. We are very excited to be expanding into this community.
Taylor Lumsden, MPT, CEAS is the new Clinic Manager of ApexNetwork Physical Therapy in Oakville, MO. Taylor is a 1999 graduate of Saint Louis University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and a 2001 graduate with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Taylor has more than 12 years experience as a physical therapist. He has been working with WorkSteps testing, job analysis and industrial rehabilitation for 10+ years.