The importance of a good posture

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT Although we don’t have to walk around with a book balanced on our head, our elders were right on the importance of a good posture. Ideally, in the standing position, we would like to see a line drawn straight down from our ear over the shoulder then the hip and ankle. […]

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What is the rotator cuff?

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT The rotator cuff consists of a group of four muscles that originate from the scapula (shoulder blade) and attach to the front of the shoulder. More specifically, they are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. The function of these muscles is to keep the ball of the humerus (long bone […]

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OSTEOPOROSIS – “the silent thief”

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT Osteoporosis is a condition where our bones become more porous and therefore less dense. This can eventually lead to fractures, commonly seen in the hip, spine, shoulder and forearm. It is often referred to as being the “silent thief” as calcium is stolen away from the bones with up to two […]

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