Shaky Shoulder

lexingtontreatment-6

The shoulder region can be a very complicating area to treat. It requires a mobile thoracic spine, motor control around the scapula and adequate rotator cuff strength. An imbalance in any of these areas can lead to a painful or shaky shoulder.

Case study

In the case study below, the client reported tightness in the left shoulder and a sensation of minimal control with overhead movement. The first two videos highlight motor control deficiencies and the 3rd video provides an insight into the functioning shoulder with 2 months of physiotherapy treatment.

Video 1

Pay close attention to the left scapula (wing bone) with both forward and sideways movements. It has a tendency to rotate upwards earlier than the right especially with sideways movement.

Video 2

4 point kneeling: in a more dynamic weight bearing movement, the medial border and inferior angle of the left scapula is much more prominent (i.e. it pops out more!!!!!)

Video 3

Note: not 100% perfect, but scapula movement is starting to look more symmetrical. Client also reported no pain in the shoulder, with no shaking when doing an overhead shoulder press.

Call Us Book your appointment today! Call Lexington Physio on (02) 9836 3432

Australian Physio Hicaps Medicare Sports Medicine DJO Global

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIN
  • Google Plus
  • YouTube