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Rotator Cuff

Shoulder pain is usually caused by a rotator cuff issue. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that stabilize your shoulder and allow it to move properly. If your rotator cuff has accumulated adhesion, it will not allow the shoulder to move properly and can lead to pain.

Many times shoulder pain can be caused by a rotator cuff tear or degeneration. This type of pain can be relived by treating the other rotator cuff muscles. If one muscle is partially torn, the other three muscles can make up for it.

To learn more about the rotator cuff, click the following the link: Rotator cuffs role in shoulder motion.

The best non-invasive, hands-on treatment to remove scar tissue is Active Release Technique (ART) and Manual Adhesion Release (MAR).  These techniques have revolutionized the treatment of muscle and tendon conditions.  Dr. Phipps, who is a level 5 Integrative Diagnosis provider and nationally certified in ART, is able to localize and remove scar tissue. The treatment is done exclusively with the doctor’s hands.

The steps to removing scar tissue are as follows:

  1. Doctor uses hands to locate the scar tissue and nerve entrapments.
  2. The doctor tensions the scar tissue with his hands.
  3. Patient moves the specific body part in a series of proven positions to lengthen the muscle, tendon, or nerve.
  4. Tension is generated on the scar tissue, causing it to break down and ultimately be absorbed by the body.

This procedure can restore normal strength, flexibility, and movement, eliminating pain and improving the performance of the muscle.