Is your shoulder pain due to a rotator cuff tear? Attend the FREE Shoulder Pain Workshop TUESDAY September 22nd from 6-7 PM Do you have shoulder pain with any of the following day-to-day activities? • Reaching Overhead? • Reaching into the Back Seat? • Reaching Behind Your Back? • While you Sleep? Dear Fellow NW Indiana Resident, If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you surely know that shoulder pain can be such a menace… It can ruin a good night’s sleep… and when you lack sleep, you get cranky. It can change the way you put on your shirt…or for the ladies, your bra…because it’s just too painful to do it the way you used to. It can stop you from enjoying daily simple tasks…making you frustrated…forcing you to take more pain pills than you would care to admit. And for golfers out there…it can ruin your game…getting scores you’re too embarrassed to tell…your friends are probably wondering why you even care to play! Is your rotator cuff the culprit? If you experience pain, weakness or difficulty during the tests mentioned here, it is highly likely that you are suffering from a rotator cuff tear. 1. This first test is called the Drop Arm Test. With your arm relaxed by your side, turn your arm out so your thumb faces directly to the side. Slowly raise your arm to the side, then slowly lower the arm. Test is positive if the arm suddenly drops or you experience severe pain on the way up or down. 2. The Lateral Jobe Test. In this test for the right shoulder, raise you right arm out to the side by lifting your right elbow to 90 degrees, with your hand hanging down, fingers pointed to the ground, your thumb pointing to your tummy. With your left hand, push down on the right arm just above the elbow. Test is positive if you experience pain or weakness. 3. The 3rd test is called Lift-Off Test. The hand of the affected arm is placed on the lower back. Now try lifting the hand off the back without straightening your elbow. Test is positive if you’re unable to lift the hand off. Now you may be asking…can a rotator cuff tear heal and pain subside without medications, injections, or surgery? In most cases, yes…but it depends on but not limited to the following factors. • What is the grade of the tear? There are 3 grades. • Which of the 4 muscles of the rotator cuff is torn. • How old is the tear. FREE Rotator Cuff And Shoulder Pain Workshop TUESDAY September 22 @6 PM Here’s what you’ll learn during the workshop: • Know which rotator cuff muscle is affected and the grade of the tear • Correct the cause of your pain and speed up the healing process • Prevent your shoulder from getting worse, and avoid the single biggest mistake shoulder pain sufferers make So call my office NOW and secure your spot for my Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Pain Workshop… • VALPO office (3125 Calumet Ave., Suite 8): CALL 219-548-8770 • CROWN POINT office (11055 Broadway, Suite E): CALL 219-310-8278 • LAPORTE office (1405 E. Lincolnway, Suite B): CALL 219-380-0809 • HIGHLAND office (2144 45th St.): CALL 219-301-7961 This workshop is FREE but strictly limited to 10 attendees at each location due to COVID-19 safety precautions. • All attendees are pre-screened following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. • All attendees including the presenter are required to wear a mask. • Minimum of 6 feet distance between each attendee. • All seats and items used during the workshop are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Sincerely, Dr. Arlan Alburo, PT, DPT, MTC Orthopedic and Balance Therapy Specialists PS-CALL NOW to hold your spot for the FREE Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Pain Workshop on Tuesday September 22nd @ 6 PM. • VALPO: CALL 219-548-8770 • CROWN POINT: CALL 219-310-8278 • LAPORTE: CALL 219-380-0809 • HIGHLAND: CALL 219-301-7961