One of the most common problems that we see at The Practice Centre are shoulder injuries.
We see an array of sports participants from Tennis players to Olympic weightlifters.
Following an initial assessment, a ‘rotator cuff injury “may be diagnosed.
Anatomically this mean that one or more of tendons that make up the rotator cuff (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor or less commonly the subscapularis gets caught in the space between the top of the shoulder blade (acromion) and the ball (humeral head) of the shoulder.
A multitude of factors can contribute to the continued pain following the initial presentation.
The ball of the socket is slightly out of place
Tight muscles at the font of the shoulder
The shoulder blade develops an abnormal movement pattern
The upper back (thoracic spine) is stiff.
Treatment is aimed at addressing all the contributing factors and may include a combination of manual therapy, sports specific rehabilitation in our in-house Pilates Studio or at our satellite gym.
Olympic Lifters are susceptible to shoulder injuries.