GENERAL INFORMATION, CONDITIONS, INJURIES, AND SELF MANAGEMENT OF THE
THE SHOULDER



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Conditions & Injuries

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Stretches and Strengthening

Self management of the shoulder begins with understanding how dynamic the shoulder is. An appreciation for the number of directions it can go and the amount of muscles, bones, joints etc. involved with movement of the shoulder suggests that balanced approach to rehabilitation is key. A balanced approach involves both stretching and strengthening exercises for the shoulder in multiple directions.


Note: Movement of the shoulder requires freedom and co-ordination of the Hand, Elbow, Shoulder, neck, and upper and lower back (to a lesser extent the whole body). It is important to make sure that these areas are working well and generally some stretching and movement exercises to these areas will help with the shoulder movement.



General Information

The shoulder joint is one of the most dynamic joints in the human body. A map of the human brain reveals the hand as being one of the most important structures for sustaining the daily needs of life and we look at the shoulder as the multi-directional hinge that controls the hand.