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The SICK Shoulder

The SICK Shoulder   The shoulder blade’s only attachment to the rest of the skeleton is through the acromioclavicular joint, the bone is primarily held in place by the attached and surrounding muscle. Muscles use the scapula for attachment, enabling the flexibility and dexterity of the shoulder. Proper positioning and movement of the scapula is […]

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement Shoulder impingement is one of the most common conditions of the shoulder. It is a process by which poor posture or repetitive overload causes pinching or ‘impingement’ of structures between the two bones which make up the shoulder complex. It is often the supraspinatus tendon +/- the subacromial bursa that become impinged between […]

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder (glenohumeral) Instability   Shoulder instability refers to excessive movement of the head of humerus (the “ball”) in the glenoid fossa (the “socket”), which can result in pain, dysfunction, loss of movement and loss of strength.  The shoulder joint is designed to allow great flexibility, but the trade-off is the glenoid fossa (the “the socket”) […]

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

 Shoulder Pain If you are experiencing sharp, pinching, or grabbing pain within the shoulder during overhead activities, or from putting your hands either behind your back or head, then you might be suffering from shoulder impingement syndrome! Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition where your shoulders rotator cuff tendons are intermittently trapped and compressed during […]