New Study Reports Remarkable Results in Relieving "Frozen Shoulder Syndrome"

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Dallas Doctor's Murphy Quick Release Technique Offers Improved Freedom of Motion to Sufferers

In July of 2007 Dr. Francis X. Murphy reported promising early results using a new procedure to relieve the condition known as Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. Since that time many people from all over the United States have traveled to Dallas, Texas to participate in an ongoing study of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome and to be treated by Dr. Murphy.

Each participant in the Frozen Shoulder Syndrome study was required to have been diagnosed with Frozen Shoulder Syndrome by a currently licensed medical doctor. The study was designed to identify the cause of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome and determine whether the condition could be resolved using the Murphy Quick Release (MQR) procedure and protocols. According to Dr. Murphy, the reported clinical outcomes and video evidence substantiating the reported outcomes are "nothing short of phenomenal."

Dr. Murphy's report reveals that Frozen Shoulder Syndrome is a neurological disorder. The pain and considerable stiffness caused by Frozen Shoulder Syndrome is worsened by struggling to restore and create movement with physical therapy, exercises, or forced passive (assisted) motion therapies. However, many of these therapies can be useful after the neurological condition has been addressed.

The study has revealed two distinct types of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome identified by Dr. Murphy as Types 1 and 2. With Type 1 Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, both male and female patients are immediately able to raise their affected arms above their heads following the MQR procedure. Some small compensatory muscular changes require treatment over three to four follow-up visits, and pain is reduced by more than 75% with the first 24 hours.

For Type 2 Frozen Shoulder Syndrome sufferers, both male and female patients are able to raise their arms significantly higher, with 60% to 80% increased abduction of the shoulder being observed, immediately following the MQR procedure. Type 2 patients however should expect to have two to three times the follow-up treatment to achieve full recovery. For Type 2 patients, some pain has remained along with a significant chance for backsliding. These patients should expect steady improvement with each follow-up visit. Follow-up visits for Type 2 sufferers have totaled approximately 10 over period of four to five weeks.

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome sufferers are in such pain that most assume that they are Type 2. However, Dr. Murphy's study revealed the opposite: the vast majority of those studied suffered from the more manageable Type 1 Frozen Shoulder Syndrome.

Dr. Murphy's MQR procedure can help thousands suffering from Frozen Should Syndrome. Currently, Dr. Murphy is the only professional offering the treatment. To help increase access to the treatment, Dr. Murphy is developing a complete curriculum to train doctors on how to perform the MQR procedure. The course will be available in 2008 to chiropractors that are currently certified in Active Release Technique (ART) in the spine and upper extremity courses of study.

Until other doctors are trained to offer MQR procedure, doctor Murphy will continue treating patients for Frozen Shoulder Syndrome at Whole Health Partners in Dallas, Texas. To schedule an appointment call (214) 368-3030.

About Whole Health Partners
Whole Health Partners is a chiropractic care and Active Release Technique (ART) provider in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Francis X. Murphy, Whole Health Partners uses modern chiropractics and ART to help people achieve and maintain health and vitality. For more information about Whole Health Partners please visit

Dr. Francis X. Murphy
Whole Health Partners
Phone 214.368.3030


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