Performance Therapy — Shoulder

Five Great Stretches for the Shoulder

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Five Great Stretches for the Shoulder

The shoulder can be a common site for the development of trigger points, restriction, and a number of other ailments ranging from the irritating to the excruciating.  Simple stretching routines may help prevent the development of active trigger points, accelerate the healing process, and provide pain relief. We generally try to recommend stretches that are easy to perform just about anywhere. Here are some of our favourite stretches for the shoulder. Always start slowly, work within your limits, use common sense, and don't forget to ask your therapist about trigger points!   1. Pectoral stretch Kneel on the floor in front of a...

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Trigger Point Therapy for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

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Trigger Point Therapy for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a frequently overlooked peripheral nerve compression or tension event that is often difficult to diagnose. It occurs when nerves and/or blood vessels become compressed in their passageway through the thoracic outlet which sits between your collarbone and first rib. In this video, Stuart Hinds demonstrates assessment and treatment of interface restrictions in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS).

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Trigger Point Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

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Trigger Point Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator cuff tendinitis results from the irritation and inflammation of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles in the area underlying the acromion. The condition is sometimes known as pitcher’s shoulder though it is a common injury in all sports requiring overhead arm movements, including tennis, volleyball, swimming and weightlifting.

 

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Shoulder Dislocation

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Shoulder Dislocation

Dislocation of the shoulder at the GH joint may occur when an athlete falls on an outstretched hand or during abduction and external rotation of the shoulder. Significant force is required to dislocate a shoulder unless the athlete is experiencing re-injury. A shoulder dislocation occurs when the head of the humerus pulls free of the glenoid fossa of the scapula.

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Five Stretches for Frozen Shoulder

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Five Stretches for Frozen Shoulder

The 'Freezing Stage' (Phase One) of a frozen shoulder is a crucial time for starting a gentle stretching regimen. Gentle is the operative wordYour shoulder is likely to be very inflamed at the beginning of this phase but gently stretching the capsule three times per day for five minutes can help stop the adhesions getting too tight.

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