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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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Do I need a women's specific shoulder brace?

Posted by Margie Olds on

Flawless Motion is one of the only companies in the world that makes braces for women. Getting the right fit is important and we know that women have different chest shapes than men. There is also good research that shows that compression on the skin from a brace helps to decrease fear and increase confidence after an injury. It makes sense then that we would design shoulder braces for women, that have increased skin contact and are more comfortable.

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Which shoulder brace is the best one for me?

Posted by Margie Olds on

Flawless Motion specialises in getting the right shoulder brace for you. There are a number of different types of shoulder injuries and they all require different types of support.

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