Do all ROTATOR CUFF problems require surgery?

Dr. Austin adjusts (chiropractic) a Foxes player's shoulder on the sidelines prior to a game.

Dr. Austin adjusts (chiropractic) a Foxes player’s shoulder on the sidelines prior to a game.

To answer that question, I’d like to share my latest online press release:

Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin from Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL attend ROTATOR CUFF Seminar.

Dr. Todd Austin and Eugena Austin of Virden recently attended a weekend postgraduate seminar in Chesterfield, MO. The seminar was entitled ‘Releasing The Rotator Cuff: A Massage Therapy Perspective’ and was sponsored by Cross Country Education.

– Oct 20, 2012 –

The latest in rotator cuff diagnosis and treatment was covered by Peggy Lamb, LMT from Austin, TX. This included extensive examination of each of the 4 rotator cuff muscles and tendons, common causes of rotator cuff injuries, how ‘shoulder rhythm’ affects the rotator cuff, strategies to prevent shoulder injuries, effective strategies for releasing rotator cuff muscles through therapeutic massage as well as stretching and strengthening exercises for both the rotator cuff and the entire shoulder girdle area.

It is not true that all rotator cuff injuries occur in athletes. Dr. Todd and Eugena treat both athletes and non-athletes for many shoulder issues. Todd and Eugena also serve as team trainers and sideline healthcare providers for the semi-pro Springfield Foxes football team. The team just finished the season as the 2012 Eastern Conference Champions of the MidStates Football League.

Dr. Todd performing cold laser therapy for a shoulder problem on the sidelines.  Remember that ALL shoulder pain has something to do with the rotator cuff (either directly or indirectly).

Dr. Todd performing cold laser therapy for a shoulder problem on the sidelines. Remember that ALL shoulder pain has something to do with the rotator cuff (either directly or indirectly).

Although most people think that all rotator cuff injuries require surgery, this is also not true. Many rotator cuff issues, even many muscle and tendon tears, can be treated successfully with conservative measures such as massage therapy, cold laser therapy, chiropractic care and strengthening exercises without the need for surgery. Dr. Todd has helped keep many patients from rotator cuff (and other shoulder) surgeries over the years by using a combination of cold lasers and chiropractic adjustments. For more info see Dr. Todd’s “ColdLaser.TV” YouTube video on the subject of Using Cold Laser Therapy (aka Low Level Laser Therapy) To Prevent Surgery and / or Pre & Post Surgically as well. It is below:

Eugena is now incorporating these new “releasing the rotator cuff” techniques into her massage practice which offers both relaxing and deep tissue massages. Their clinic’s shoulder stretching routines for both general shoulder health and rotator cuff rehab can be found at:
Austin Family Chiropractic’s Patient Exercise Page.

Eugena Austin LMT performing a shoulder massage on a Springfield Foxes player on the sidelines during pregame.

Eugena Austin LMT performing a shoulder massage on a Springfield Foxes player on the sidelines during pregame.

The seminar instructor, Peggy Lamb, has been a practicing Massage Therapist since 1986 and has helped several dozen of her clients to prevent rotator cuff surgeries over the years.

Dr. Austin is a 1993 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic , who practices at Austin Family Chiropractic on the West Side of the Virden Square. Austin has been practicing in Virden since 1996 along with his wife Eugena who is the clinic’s Licensed Massage Therapist. For more information or to schedule a massage session with Eugena or a chiropractic or

cold laser therapy appointment with Dr. Todd, please call (217) 965-3100, send email to draustin@royell.net or visit the clinic website at AFCvirden.com.

The clinic can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Todd Austin and Eugena Austin LMT with seminar instructor Peggy Lamb LMT

Dr. Todd Austin and Eugena Austin LMT with seminar instructor Peggy Lamb LMT

PHOTO CAPTION:
Dr. Todd Austin (left) and Eugena Austin, LMT (right) from Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden recently attended a ‘Releasing the Rotator Cuff’ Seminar in St. Louis. They are seen here with Peggy Lamb, LMT, who is known throughout massage therapy circles as a master at both preventing and treating rotator cuff issues conservatively (ie, without the need for surgery).

October 2012 ROTATOR CUFF Seminar Online Press Release for Dr. Todd & Eugena Austin

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