Arcadia University - Shoulder Research Center

Arcadia University - Shoulder Research Center Shoulder pain is a common problem and frequently involves irritation of the joint and tendons of the

Shoulder pain is a common problem and frequently involves irritation of the joint and tendons of the rotator cuff muscles which are located around the shoulder. Physical therapy treatment is usually the first line of treatment for several shoulder conditions. We are seeking to better understand how and why therapy works in some individuals and does not work in some others. The overall goal of the

Shoulder Research Center is to understand the underlying causes of shoulder pain and develop optimal treatment approaches to manage shoulder pain.

Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)

Thrilled to announce that 4 of our research posters have been accepted for the annual American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) conference in Jan 2019 (Combined Sections Meeting)!

The Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) focuses on programming designed by all 18 of APTA's specialty sections.

Arcadia University Physical Therapy Program

Congrats, Dr. Shah!

Congrats to Dr. Kshamata Shah, assistant professor of Physical Therapy and director of Education for International Physical Therapists, who was accepted to the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative/Bone and Joint Canada Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program. This is a selective program which serves to help young scientists develop research proposals.

Physical Therapy for Those with Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis

Our Arcadia University Physical Therapy Program colleagues are making waves on the radio! Check out this Health Professional Radio interview with Dr. Readinger about the successful of the Dan Aaron Stay Fit program.

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Janet Readinger joins HPR to talk about their specialized community exercise program for individuals who have Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Consumer Reports Shares the Best Pool Exercises

What a heat wave! Are you staying cool at the pool this week? Check out this Consumer Reports article about recommended pool exercises that can help reduce . (Keep an eye out for quotes from our Arcadia University Physical Therapy Program colleague - Dr. Carol Oatis!)

 Spending time in a pool won’t just keep you cool—it can help you get healthier, too. 

Glenside Fire Company

Glenside Fire Company

The Glenside Fire Company would like to recognize the following sponsors who have donated to support the Stop, Drop, and Run 5K since our last update on May 29th: ThinkGreen LLC and Police and Fire Federal Credit Union.

In addition to ThinkGreen and PFFCU, our sponsors to date include the following:

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy
Apple Tree Service Inc.
Arcadia University
Burke Brothers Landscape Contractors
Everlasting Fence Company
General Insurance Agency, Inc.
Glasgow Inc
Primex Garden Center
Reconstructing Judaism (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College)
Towers at Wyncote Apartments (Lindy Communities)

Thank you for your support! Is your business or employer interested in becoming a sponsor? Email [email protected] for more information!

Register for the 5K run or 1.5 mile walk/run here:

Einstein orthopedic surgeon goes to the mat for young athletes

Our very own Dr. Brett Sweitzer is in the news! Congrats on the PhillyVoice write-up and best of luck to you and the Warriors Wrestling Club this season.
Read more about Brett's life lessons from the mat and how these principles have guided him as both a parent AND an orthopedic surgeon. Great job, Brett!

Dr. Brett Schweizer, a husband and father of four, learned much about life on the mat. He's passing along his wisdom to youth wrestlers.

Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into Question

Chronic Shoulder Pain? Surgery May Be No Better Than Placebo: Shots - NPR. "Research investigating a popular form of surgery aimed at easing chronic shoulder pain doesn't fix the problem, a careful, placebo-controlled study suggests."

U.K. scientists say arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs or bits of ragged tissue in sore shoulders offered no more pain relief than sham surgery in their randomized test.

Arcadia University

We are located next to the Castle - aka the most beautiful ( #1 ranked) dormitory in America ... not a bad view!

Arcadia ranked first by Architectural Digest for the most beautiful college dormitories in America.

Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis-OrthoInfo - AAOS

"One of the most common physical complaints is shoulder pain. Your shoulder is made up of several joints combined with tendons and muscles that allow a great range of motion in your arm. Because so many different structures make up the shoulder, it is vulnerable to many different problems. The rotator cuff is a frequent source of pain in the shoulder."

This article is also available in Spanish: Compresión del hombro/ Tendinitis del manguito rotadorCompresión del hombro/ Tendinitis del manguito rotador (topic.cfm?topic=A00482).


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