By: Mark King, DPT, MPT, CSCS CPT and Matthew King, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a disorder in which the Brachial Plexus (Nerve supply to Upper Extremity) and/or subclavian vessels (main arteries and veins supplying the upper extremity) are compressed as they exit the neck and travel into the arm. Symptoms of TOS include but are not limited to: pain/numbness/tingling into the ring and little finger as well as the inside of the forearm, grip weakness, arm heaviness, fatigue, or coldness, and possible headaches, pain in neck or behind the ear. These symptoms may also be evoked with other cervical spine disorders or upper extremity disorders.
At King Physical Therapy and Fitness we are able to recognize and treat all symptoms whether they originate from a disc, stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, shoulder disorders or even carpal tunnel. Our therapists are trained with the most up-to-the-minute therapeutic techniques available. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are currently accepting most major insurances.
By: Mark King, MPT, CSCS CPT and Matthew King, DPT, OCS, CSCS
“Sit Up Straight” is a phrase that everyone has probably heard at some point in their life time. Well, it is a good habit to adopt. Almost 100% of our daily activities are performed directly in front of us. By constantly having your shoulders rounded and your head forward you are asking your postural muscles to work harder and causing your anterior chest muscles to tighten. Over time this can lead to cervical spine disorders, thoracic outlet syndrome, and shoulder disorders, just to name a few.
King Physical Therapy and Fitness will develop a rehabilitation program to strengthen your postural muscles (including your rhomboid major and minor, middle trapezius, lower trapezius, teres minor and major, infraspinatus, and latissimus dorsi). This program will passively and actively stretch your anterior chest and neck musculature (including pectoralis major and minor, scalene muscles, and upper trapezius). To help maintain benefits received from physical therapy with King PT & Fitness, you will be instructed to follow a home exercise program. Call one of our two locations today to schedule an appointment–we accept most major insurances.