Shoulder Arthritis                                       May 2010
Benefits Of Therapy:

* Reduce joint pain

* Reduce stiffness

* Improve mobility

* Boost energy

* Improve posture

* Reduce the effects of stress

* Restore function
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Aspen Rehabilitation
9900 W. Sample Road
Suite 102
Coral Springs, Fl 33065
Phone: 954.341.7875
Fax: 954.341.7895
Aggravating ArthritisShoulder

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of shoulder arthritis.  Also called  degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint.  As the protective cartilage surface of the joint is worn away by shoulder arthritis, bare bone is exposed within the shoulder.  Wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue quality, inflammation, pain, weakness, and poor shoulder mechanics.

Symptoms tend to progress as the condition worsens. What is interesting about shoulder arthritis is that symptoms do not always progress steadily with time. Often patients report good months and bad months, or symptom changes associated with weather changes. This is important to understand because comparing the symptoms of arthritis on one particular day may not accurately represent the overall progression of the condition.
How Physical Therapy Helps
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Therapy is extremely important in helping people recover from the debilitating effects of arthritis.  Physical therapy emphasizes stretching and strengthening of the muscles around the shoulder joint to help decrease the burden on the shoulder.  Preventing atrophy of the muscles is an important part of maintaining functional use of the shoulder.

The therapists at Aspen Rehabilitation will help you regain lost motion, strength, and coordination.  Our hands-on treatment can relieve stiffness from poor joint movement, decrease the amount of inflammation, and increase your ability to do normal activities with less pain.
Aspen Welcomes New Head Physical Therapist,  
Stacy D.
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Stacy comes to Aspen as our newest staff member and lead physical therapist. Stacy has years of experience in many facets of therapy but specializes in Orthopedic conditions and after surgery recovery. She is receiving overwhelming praise for her wonderful demeanor as well as exceptional results with patient outcomes.
We welcome her to Aspen Rehabilitation!
Our years of experience and highly trained therapists can greatly help those with immobility issues, post-surgical problems, and any pain related diagnoses.
Thank you for taking the time to read our News Letter. If you or someone you know could benefit from Physical Therapy please contact Aspen today! 
Ashley Nuessle
 Physician Liaison
 Aspen Rehabilitation
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