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06, 2015

Shoulder Pain

By Ninja | June 10, 2015 | Categories: Blog

The shoulder joint is the most complicated joint of the human body. When it involves carry discomfort, there can be numerous different elements contributing to the soreness. This makes treating shoulder discomfort the most tough of all grievances for our psychotherapists.

So … exactly how do we tackle it? Where do we start? The first step is establishing just what the underlying source of the discomfort actually is. This can feature posture, muscular imbalances between the muscles at the front of the shoulder and between the shoulder blades or it can be a specific event in a game of football for example.

The most typical cause of persistent shoulder pain (specific incidents aside) is from muscular imbalances that are influence the positioning and performance of the shoulder joint. The weaker muscles between the shoulder blades and upper back permit the tight muscles in the chest to take the shoulder joint forward. This jeopardizes the functioning of the shoulder joint, which in turn locations more of a lots on the rotator cuff muscles, which are purely created to stabilise the shoulder joint.

In these instances, we recognise the postural imbalance, address the tight muscles with our distinct hands-on treatment (SCT release?) and launch functional compound workouts for strengthening the weak muscles. In most cases the signs are rapidly removed, and with ongoing fortifying of the entire body the postural imbalance that was causing dysfunction of the shoulder joint are soon eradicated.

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“Marcus, thanks for your help and encouragement. But most of all, thanks for your wisdom! Do you remember how we started? Gentle exercises using the whole body. I hadn’t realised how inflexible I’d become. I still do these exercises and, as you suggested, I have incorporated the stretches and lunges into everyday tasks to maintain my range of movement. Driving the car would cause me such pain that I’d be in tears of despair driving to work. All that the doctors could suggest was walking and taking anti-inflammatory drugs but walking when my back was bad only worsened the pain. The tablets worked, but as time passed, I had to take them more and more frequently. I soon realised that this was not a solution. If anyone had said that to be cured of back pain forever I’d have to start lifting weights, I’d have thought they were crazy! However, that’s exactly what you did with me – light weights, then gradually more and more. This has given me stronger leg and back muscles which protect my lower back from the rigours of daily living, like driving, carrying shopping and gardening. I was so relieved to be recommended to you! You looked at me as a whole person and started making changes that would work for my lifestyle; I haven’t had to give up anything to incorporate the exercise plan into my daily life. The exercises make me feel good too. Now I can enjoy life! Again, thanks for being with me through this journey – I struggled a lot in the beginning, thinking that my back would never get better. You helped me see that I could actually eradicate my back pain."

Jane Coupland