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Shoulder taping vs. bracing

Posted by Margie Olds on

Shoulder taping and wearing a brace both provide support for your shoulder. However, there are several key differences between having your shoulder taped vs. wearing a shoulder brace.....

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Seven reasons why you need a Flawless Motion shoulder brace

Posted by Margie Olds on

There are seven ways the Flawless Motion shoulder braces can help you after your painful shoulder injury. 1. Flawless Motion shoulder braces support the shoulder Support of a painful injured shoulder is a vital part of treatment. Immobilization of the shoulder can speed up the recovery process, and decrease pain following your injury. Flawless Motion braces work to compress swollen and painful shoulders and aid in the recovery of inflammation. The braces can also support the injured muscles, allowing them to rest and recover quicker. An ideal brace will have a close fit, sized in several sizes and right or...

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Shoulder injuries after cycling accident

Posted by Margie Olds on

Recent research in New Zealand shows that shoulder injuries after falling from bicycles in on the increase (click here for the research). Shoulder injuries caused by falling from a bike are one of four types and shoulder bracing can help with recovery and get you back on the bike sooner.

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Predicting recurrent shoulder instability

Posted by Margie Olds on

We recently published the findings from our research study that predicts who is going to have recurrent shoulder instability after a first traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation. You can read more about our research paper online here https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/bmjosem/5/1/e000447.full.pdf In essence, it shows that predictors of recurrent shoulder instability are have a bony bankart lesion, being aged between 16 and 25 year, having high levels of pain and dysfunction at baseline, having high levels of kinesiophobia at baseline, and dislocating your dominant arm. Being immobilised and wearing a sling after your first dislocation decreases your risk of recurrent shoulder

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I've hurt my AC Joint. What should I do?

Posted by Margie Olds on

The AC or acromio-clavicular joint is the joint between the clavicle (collar bone) and scapula (shoulder blade). It is commonly injured by falling and landing on the point of the shoulder, or landing on an outstretched hand. There are three ligaments which keep the clavicle attached to the scapula.These are called the acromio-clavicular ligament, the trapezoid ligament and the conoid ligament (see figure below). Together the trapezoid and conoid ligament are called the coracoclaviclular ligaments as they both originate on the coracoid process.   Injuries to the AC joint are graded according to the degree of ligament damage and the...

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