Shoulder

The shoulder is a complicated and vulnerable part of the body and is often injured in the athletic population. Because of its design, it is unstable in nature and requires higher levels of strength and power necessary to avoid and recover from multiple types of injuries. The most common is the rotator cuff tear or strain. Often, the rotator cuff tear is salvageable without surgery. This is achieved with the right type of targeted and corrective exercise not generic to the shoulder in general. Rotator cuff and other shoulder instability and tissue-tearing diagnoses will sometimes require surgery to facilitate full functional recovery. Post-surgical rehabilitation needs to be specific and targeted to the injury and the activity to which the patient is returning to, and not generic shoulder exercise. Injuries and diagnoses include :

  • Rotator Cuff Tear/Strain
  • AC ( acromio-clavicular ) sprain / separation
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder fracture
  • Clavicle / collarbone fracture
  • Rotator cuff / biceps tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Impingement
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation