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Facts about the shoulder

Did you know………


The shoulder has 3 official joints and one unofficial. But if the unofficial is blocked it restricts all of the other 3 joints. We have the glenohumeral joint, acromioclavicular joint, sternoclavicular joint and then the scapulothoracic joint.


The shoulder joint has the most mobility available at it.


The shoulder relies on negative pressure to keep it in the socket, once this has been dislocated the shoulder becomes more unstable as that negative pressure can not be recreated.


Shoulder strength is controlled by reflexes that are signalled by the talocrural joint in the ankle on the opposite side of the body.


If the Shoulder joint is internally rotated it closes the joint capsule and restricts the range of motion


In order for the arm to lift above 90 degrees the clavicle has to be able to lift up.


Struggling with your shoulder? get in touch we can help get you moving correctly and pain-free.





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