CINDY NAPIER, PT, DPT

  • Phone: 401-459-4001
  • Location(s): Ortho Rhode Island - Foundry

Cindy joined Ortho RI Foundry Division in 2016 with over ten years of outpatient orthopedic experience. Throughout her career, she has seen a variety diagnoses and both surgical/non-surgical patients.  Her special area of interest is post-operative rehabilitation of the rotator cuff.  Cindy’s continuing education includes seven manual therapy courses from the University of St. Augustine, Kevin Wilk’s shoulder rehab course, Active Release Technique (ART) of the upper/lower extremities and spine, Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1, and Kinetacore’s Functional Dry Needling Courses Level 1 and Level 2.   . She earned her B.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts in 2000 and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Massachusetts in 2004.

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November 21, 2018 / Health Interesting / Cindy Napier

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

With the holidays upon us we all want to celebrate. Time spent with family and friends could mean an abundance of holiday cheer, food and alcohol. The good news is that the average weight gain between Thanksgiving and New Years is not 5 lbs or more as is what is commonly asserted. In a study from......

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May 17, 2018 / Exercise / Cindy Napier

PERIODIZATION TRAINING

One way to ensure optimal gains in conditioning, strength and power is to periodize a strength training program. Periodization involves dividing the training process into specific phases. In order to do this, we can modulate variables such as volume (sets and number of repetitions) as well as the intensity within each phase of the training cycle. There are several .....

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April 12, 2017 / Back Pain / Cindy Napier

Oh My Aching Back!

More than 80% of the US population will experience an episode of low back pain in their lives, and 95% of those with low back pain will recover within a few months of onset. Some will not recover after the first three months and develop chronic low back pain. I was recently part of the latter group. Almost 2 years of left leg pain which eventually ended with surgery, a left L5-S1 discectomy.

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