When manually treating the shoulder, there are many techniques that can be used. A common technique is joint mobilization. If a joint is stiff and not moving in its full range, a therapist can manually move one bone on another to help stretch out any tight structures crossing the joint. For instance, to improve range [...]
Often, people have shoulder pain because their shoulder is not sitting in proper alignment, or not moving properly, because the surrounding muscles are not properly balanced. That is, some muscles can be overly strong while others are too weak. A home exercise program for the shoulder often includes strengthening and stretching exercises to target these [...]
The shoulder is a very mobile joint, which helps in our day-to-day lives, but the downside to this is it is not as stable as other joints and therefore prone to injury. Prevention is an important part of any treatment process in order to make sure the injury does not happen again. Keeping the shoulder [...]
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