Common shoulder problems we see include ROTATOR CUFF TEAR, SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT, DISLOCATION, as well as SHOULDER STRAINS AND SPRAINS. Are you having trouble reaching, lifting, or throwing? Do you have trouble taking off a shirt? Is it difficult for you put away dishes on high shelves? At Muscle IQ we will help you move better on the first visit.
Many of our patients tell us that they want to avoid surgery. They have not had an MRI yet but they know something is wrong with their shoulder. We can give a professional opinion after we perform our initial evaluation. We listen to our patients. We will ask you how the pain started and how it is affecting your active life. Can you sleep on your shoulder at night? What actions hurt your shoulder the most? We will asess your motion and strength. As we begin to identify problems we start doing treatment on the first day. It is very common for our patients to see some change and improvement in the first visit (i.e. more motion, more strength, less pain)
Our treatment usually includes manual therapy with a focus on the Fascial Distortion Model (learn more about FDM by clicking here). (Click Here for More Info)We will also perform objective shoulder muscle testing using our David medical exercise machines (learn more about the David Machines). These same machines may be used as part of your Rehab Program during the rest of your visits.
" I injured both of my shoulders weightlifting a year ago, but not to the extent that I needed surgery. No amount of rest and light exercise seemed to help, and even just playing basketball was painful. I found Muscle IQ and was excited by what I read in the reviews: everyone experienced improvements in their conditions, even after trying unsuccessfully at other PT offices. The same has been true for me. My shoulders have improved dramatically after just a few visits! Muscle IQ's unique approach and friendly environment makes every visit delightful. The best part is that Dr. Knudsen makes sure to give quality time to every patient." -Ethan O.