Author Archives: Tyler Kinch

Health Paradox Puzzle: Unraveling Insurance Dilemmas

The Problem With Health Insurance Health insurance plays a vital role in providing financial protection and access to healthcare services. However, navigating the complex landscape of health insurance can be a daunting task, often presenting a myriad of challenges for … Read More

External Risk Factors For Falls

Health Revolution By Dr. Tyler Kinch At the end of the day falling is inevitable. As we age in life we don’t just start falling more. We lose the ability to catch ourselves. Think of all the times you catch … Read More

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Imaging: X-Ray Vs. MRI

What They Are X-Ray and MRI are household names, yet most will have a difficult time explaining the difference. Both types of imaging allow medical professionals to look into our bodies. These images allow us to make a more accurate … Read More

Image of Dr. Tyler performing hip tests on a patient during physical therapy

Physical Therapy Settings

Where We Work We would like to highlight the different settings a physical therapist can work. At this time, all physical therapist are required to obtain their doctorate degree. Once graduated, we specialize through various continuing education courses. Depending on … Read More

Image of all muscles on a man with upper cross syndrome identified

Upper Cross Syndrome

What is it? Upper cross syndrome is a term used when people present with poor posture. The head comes forward, the shoulders are rounded forward and there is typically a complaint of pain or tightness somewhere in the head or … Read More

Image of increased trunk flexion vs. trunk extension and how it impacts shoulder flexion

Shoulder Pain? Or Thoracic Spine Issue?

What is it? Have shoulder pain when you raise overhead? Been doing shoulder exercises with minimal success? Maybe… it is not your shoulder. Your upper back (thoracic spine) must go into extension for end range shoulder flexion. Restrictions in this … Read More

Image of shoulder bones as they pinch a muscle through a painful arc

Impingement Syndrome

What is it? Impingement is another term for pinching or compression on a structure within the body. You can have an impingement issue in many areas of the body. Muscle imbalances, increased inflammation or injury can all be causes of … Read More

Image of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff

The Rotator Cuff

What is it? The rotator cuff (RTC) is located in your shoulder and is composed of four muscles. The suprasinatus, sucscapularis, infraspinatus, and teres minor. Many mistake the RTC for a singular structure that is similar to that of your … Read More

Image of tendons and sheath that gets inflamed with dequervains syndrome

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

What is it? De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is compression or irritation of two tendons that run along the wrist and attach to the thumb. This injury is usually caused from overuse and can be debilitating. The Anatomy The abductor pollcis longus … Read More

Image of all the anatomical structures that lead to carpal tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is it? Compression on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel will result in numbness and tingling in the hand. This can be from injury or chronic over use that results in direct irritation to the … Read More