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The management of shoulder injuries is one of the most challenging in physiotherapy.
With the complexity of the shoulder joint and the wide variety of injuries and conditions associated with the shoulder, it can make diagnosing shoulder pain tricky.
The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints in the body, which, unfortunately, also makes it one of the most unstable joints and therefore highly susceptible to injury.
Shoulder injuries make up a large proportion of the musculoskeletal injuries, with nearly everyone between the ages of 18-88 experiencing at least one shoulder injury in their lifetime.
Regardless of whether the pain is felt directly in the shoulder, there are several different anatomical structures that can trigger pain.
In some cases, the source of pain may be referred from...
Angie coaching the Geared Up team in an early morning swim clinic, pre-COVID, teaching the Geared Up team healthy movements for healthy shoulders!
Shoulders play an integral role in many of our daily activities.
They are also highly susceptible to injury.
It is therefore imperative that we do everything possible to keep our shoulders strong and injury free.
Consider that the average American spends a majority of their day performing forward focused activities that load the muscles of the shoulder.
This includes tasks as simple as sitting at a desk or driving a car.
Always moving with a forward focus creates problems as the shoulders become tight through the chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor) while at the same time becoming week and overstretched through the muscles that pull the shoulders back (scapular retractors).
This tightening and weakening respectively can lead to an exaggerated curvature of the normal spine resulting in a condition known as kyphosis.
Along with daily...