I am currently treating a patient who has been dealing with shoulder pain for the last 2 years. Due to a shoulder injury sustained by having improper form and strength when lifting something heavy, she has not been able to work since. After a thorough assessment it was evident the muscles surrounding and stabilizing the shoulder joint were generally weak in all ranges from not being used for an extended period of time.
In order for you to perform day to day activities, the body will function in any way it can to allow you move throughout the day. Unfortunately the body doesn’t always understand when it is using the correct muscle to perform an action. When the body is consistently in an incorrect posture, certain muscles start to become lazy and stop working, where others begin to work twice as hard and become tight. When this happens, we begin to notice compensation patterns throughout the body that can overall effect how the body functions as a whole.
For this client, we began working on opening up and releasing some of the tight muscles that were rounding her shoulders forward, while working on scapular stability for the back of the shoulder complex. Once the muscles had relaxed I was able to work on mobilizing her glenohumeral joint and we noticed some significant changes with her range of motion! Her shoulders were finally sitting in the correct position to function optimally! With a thorough exercise program given (along with adherence on doing the exercises on a daily basis) she has seen amazing improvements in the strength of both shoulders in all ranges. Her main goal coming in was to get back to work and we are optimistic we will reach this goal!
Written by Kirsten Toth, Certified Athletic Therapist
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