Shoulders

how to manage injury while on vacation

Tips for Traveling with an Injury

We’ve had a family vacation planned for over a year. The airplane tickets are purchased with no insurance because I’m sure nothing will go wrong! The hotel is booked, and we are stoked because it has a pool (the kids love to swim). I’ve even been going to the tanning bed so I don’t burn…

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Corrective Shoulder Girdle Exercises for Competitive Swimmers

Many sports lead to distinctive changes in an athlete’s postural alignment as a result of over-development in select muscle groups and flexibility changes at the involved joint structures. This is frequently observed in swimmers. Swimming requires strong adductor and internal rotator muscles of the shoulder, which can protract the shoulder girdle and may lead to…

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Physical Therapist’s Guide to Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder

Shoulder instability is a common injury among people participating in contact and non-contact athletic activities. While many people associate shoulder instability with a traumatic event such as a dislocation, multidirectional instability (MDI) can occur without trauma. MDI commonly occurs in people who have increased a joint’s movement, or have not exercised the joint over a…

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Video: Seventh Inning Shoulder Stretch

As basketball season comes to an end, we leave the hardwood for the fresh cut grass of the baseball diamond. Yes, this means we get to bust open the bags of sunflower seeds. And yes, this also means we get to shout a slur of words no one really understands. But for athletic trainers, this…

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Video: Prone Shoulder Series

The prone shoulder series is an excellent grouping of four simple exercises that aim to correct sitting and standing posture, and strengthen the muscles in the upper back for stability throughout shoulder range of motion. Watch Cameron and Alex as they walk you through this series of shoulder movements, then give them a try on your own. Pay attention as…

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