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Shoulder Dislocation Pathology

Posted by Margie Olds on

Any movement of the humeral head out of the socket can result in damage to your shoulder joint. Younger people tend to damage the labrum, while people over the age of 40 years tend to tear a rotator cuff muscle.

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Anterior, Posterior & Multi-directional shoulder instability

Posted by Margie Olds on

What is the difference between anterior, posterior and multi-directional shoulder instability? Watch the video below, as Margie explains the difference between the different types of shoulder instability, and how each Flawless Motion Shoulder brace is designed to help anterior, posterior, and multi-directional instability

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Yoga poses to stretch your shoulders

Posted by Margie Olds on

As people age, the capsule and ligaments around the shoulder stiffen resulting to decreased flexibility in their shoulders. This lack of flexibility can sometimes cause problems around the shoulder (commonly bursitis and tendon wear) because of a lack of space for the structures to move. The shoulder requires a large amount of movement, so you can reach overhead and then twist your arm behind your back. If your shoulders are stiff and inflexible, then this can restrict your movement and place pressure on the tissues around your shoulder – and can result in shoulder pain. This as a common cause...

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Should you have surgery after a shoulder dislocation?

Posted by Margie Olds on

The decision to have surgery after a shoulder dislocation can often be a difficult one, with many different factors to consider. We have listed the 8 different factors for you to consider while you make the decision about whether or not you decide to have surgery after your shoulder dislocation.

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Surfer's shoulder strength

Posted by Margie Olds on

Surfing can place a lot of stress on shoulder muscles and the shoulder joint.We commonly see surfers in the clinic who have been out surfing and get shoulder pain.

Commonly we see weakness around the shoulder blade muscles, which increases load on the shoulder. This can happen because we spend a lot of time sitting down & facing forward, driving, working on computers etc.

The most common muscle that is weak in surfers is lower trapezius.

Here are a progression of exercises, that can be used to increase lower trapezius strength and keep you free of shoulder pain this summer

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