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How PT Can Help Relieve Shoulder Impingement Pain

Parry PT Treats Shoulder Impingement

By Dr. Dana Patterson, PT, DPT

Do you get shoulder pain when reaching overhead making daily tasks more painful and difficult than they should be? Most people with shoulder impingement “feel fine” when their arm is at rest but when they “move it a certain way,” it creates an acute, sharp pain, generally on the outside of their shoulder and may travel down their arm. This is called “shoulder impingement” because of how the acromion (bone on top of your shoulder) pinches on underlying structures and muscle tendons. Shoulder impingement is often a result of muscle strength and flexibility imbalances, as well as capsule or tendon tightness.  These imbalances can result in shoulder impingement as well as other conditions such as “bursitis” and rotator cuff tendonitis. 

What You Can Do To Help Prevent Shoulder Impingement and Pain

  • Sit with good posture and reduce “rounding” or “hunched” positioning of your shoulders and upper back/neck
  • Perform scapular retraction exercises
  • Stretch your pectoralis muscles

How Can Physical Therapy Help Shoulder Impingement?

If your pain persists, physical therapy can help treat your shoulder pain and limitations.  At Parry Physical Therapy Group, a doctor of physical therapy will perform a detailed examination and provide a specific diagnosis.  A personalized plan of care will be created to address your needs. Our physical therapists will develop a treatment plan specifically for you including:

  • Strengthening and stretching exercises involving your shoulders, neck and upper back to decrease the muscular imbalances and improve your shoulder mechanics and decrease the impingement and irritation to the affected structures.
  • Hands-on manual therapy techniques which include stretching, mobilizations and/or massage
  • Modalities such as heat, cold or ultrasound to improve mobility, decrease inflammation and decrease pain.
  • You will be instructed in a home exercise program to help you maintain the gains you made in physical therapy.

At Parry Physical Therapy Group, our physical therapists are licensed for Direct Access. That means you won’t need a prescription or referral from your physician to receive an evaluation from our specialists! For more information, contact us (215) 538-1999 or visit our website at www.ParryPTGroup.com

Start with GOOD POSTURE = pull your shoulders back before you reach! Don’t let shoulder pain or  shoulder injury limit you, seeking the help of a physical therapist will help you continue to put your dishes away and reach the top shelf in your closet…without pain!

Pastors Masters 8th Annual Golf Tournament

With the help of enthusiast golfers and generous donations from corporate sponsors and businesses from Montgomery and Bucks counties, the 2019 Pastors Masters Charity Golf Tournament was a great success this year! The 8th annual charity golf tournament was held at the Indian Valley Country Club in Telford. Proceeds from the tournament benefited Love Cradle International – an orphan ministry, headquartered in Souderton, which provides a variety of humanitarian services, adoption counseling and hosting programs to orphaned and abandoned children in the U.S. and Eastern Europe. Parry Physical Therapy Group was proud to be a Master Sponsor again this year, along with returning Master Sponsors Hatfield Meats and Alderfer Glass Company.

Thanks to all who have helped give hope to these children and more!      http://www.lovecradleint.org


Dr. Jack Parry (right), owner of Parry Physical Therapy Group and Director of Resource Development for Love Cradle International, awards Wendell Weaver with this year’s grand prizes: A 40” TV and a complimentary round of golf for 4 at the Indian Valley Country Club.

Pastors Masters 1st Place team members included: Dave Vincent, Ken Mangin, Rick Linberger and Tom Bergey. Each member was awarded the Pastors Masters’ trophy, green windbreakers, and $300.00.

2nd Place team winners Jason Ryan, Dave Walbrandt, Bill Van Sant, and Gary Brown are presented with their prizes by Dr. Jack Parry.  Second place team members each received $200.00.

3rd Place team members included Tim Moll, Lance Viola, Dave Moll, and Lou Mulliniks.  Third place winners received $100.00 each.

Highest score winners included Karen Brown, Courtney Lepping. Karen Parry, and Judy Weiss.

Winners of the 2019 Jelly Bean Counting Contest

Maaz Jaffrey Jelly Bean Contest WinnerD.D. Wolfe Jelly Bean Contest Winner

Parry Physical Therapy Group held its annual jelly bean counting contest this spring at their clinics within the North Penn YMCA in Lansdale and the Indian Valley YMCA in Harleysville.  Physical therapy patients along with YMCA members and visitors submitted over 1,000 entries to win Apple iPads in the popular contest.  Maaz Jafry of Harleysville, who enjoys swimming lessons at the YMCA, guessed the correct number of jelly beans at the North Penn location.  Delpha D. Wolfe, a volunteer at the Indian Valley YMCA, won the contest at that site.  Congratulations to the winners!

2018 Jelly Bean Counting Contest Winners!

Parry Physical Therapy Group welcomed the spring season with a jelly bean counting contest in its clinics at the North Penn YMCA in Lansdale and the Indian Valley YMCA in Harleysville. YMCA members and physical therapy patients submitted hundreds of entries to win Apple iPads and participate in the colorful spring tradition. Karen Brown of Harleysville guessed the correct number of jelly beans in the Indian Valley YMCA contest, and Cathy Steele of Lansdale was the happy winner from the North Penn YMCA.

Dr. Parry presents an award to winner Karen Brown

Dr. Parry presents an award to winner Karen Brown

Cathy Steele wins in Lansdale

Cathy Steele wins in Lansdale

 

 

Pastors Masters Benefits Love Cradle International

Parry Physical Therapy was a Master Sponsor of the 7th Annual Pastors Masters Charity Golf Tournament held on April 30, 2018, at the Indian Valley Country Club in Telford.  The tournament benefits Love Cradle International, an orphan ministry which provides adoption counseling, hosting programs and a variety of other humanitarian services to orphan children in the U.S. and eastern Europe.  The generous support of the tournament from corporate sponsors, businesses, and participants in the Montgomery and Bucks County areas will enable Love Cradle to continue to improve the lives of hundreds of abandoned and rejected children. This year’s Master Sponsors also included Hatfield Meats and Alderfer Glass Company.

Following the tournament, a dinner reception was held, and guest speakers, Bill and Linda Curtis, shared their experience of adopting two boys from Crimea, Ukraine. Dr. Jack Parry, owner of Parry Physical Therapy Services and Director of Resource Development for Love Cradle International, presented awards to the top competitors:

1st Place: David Moll, Gary Schillo, Tim Moll, and Lance Viola. The winning team members received the Pastors Masters trophy, 40” TVs, Pastors Masters jackets, and a round of golf at Indian Valley Country Club.

2nd Place team winners Jeremy Jushchyshyn, John Jushchyshyn, Dr. Benjamin Chu, and Edward Chu were awarded TaylorMade golf bags.

3rd Place team winners Mark Clemm, Bill Van Sant, Gary Brown, and Jason Ryan received Range Finders.

Grand Prize winner, David Moll, received a 40” TV and a complimentary round of golf for four at Indian Valley Country Club.

1st Place

1st Place

Other Winners:

Straightest Drive – Men and Women: Jack and Karen Parry
Longest Drive – Men and Women: Dave Moll and Kristin Wonderling
Closest to the Pin – Robert Wheeless, Mark Clem, Derek Loux
Putting Contest: Mark Clem
Circle of Gold: Robert Wheeless, Lance Viola, and Mark Clem


Peter Becker Community Golf Outing & Parry PT

Parry Physical Therapy Group was pleased to sponsor the 18th Annual Peter Becker Community Golf Outing held on October 2, 2017.  The event benefited the Peter Becker Community Benevolent Fund used to improve the lives of senior citizens in our area.

 

Former PPTG patient Dave Moll IMG_0330

 

A great day of golf, contests, prizes, and community involvement took place at the Indian Valley Country Club.

Peter Becker Community Golf Outing Cropped group shot Peter Becker 10-2-2017