Shoulder Exercises

Why are Shoulder Exercises Important?

Shoulder exercises

Shoulder Muscles

Your shoulder joint actually is very unstable due to its need to move through a huge range of motion. This means that strong and coordinated shoulder muscles are vital to control your shoulder on your shoulder blade while performing normal arm motion.

Two factors are very important:

  • Shoulder strength and co-ordination.
  • Shoulder flexibility.

Shoulder Strength Exercises

Your shoulder requires strong dynamic control. The main muscle groups that require strengthening are your:

Shoulder Stretching Exercises

Interestingly, shoulder stretching exercises are essential to allow for enough movement around your shoulder to allow for normal biomechanical shoulder movement.

Shoulder pain and injury often causes some shoulder muscle groups to overwork, tighten, shorten or form knots. This abnormal resting muscle tension will restrict your potential shoulder movement, predisposing you to shoulder pain and injury.

Likewise, just as some shoulder muscles tighten other shoulder muscles will weaken and actually become elongated. It is important that these shoulder muscles should not be further stretched. Instead they should be strengthened with specific shoulder exercises.

For specific shoulder stretching exercises that are appropriate for your shoulder injury, please consult your physiotherapist who specialises in shoulder pain and its rehabilitation.

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  • Common Shoulder Treatment Options

  • Early Injury Treatment
  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling
  • Shoulder Exercises
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical Analysis
  • Balance Enhancement Exercises
  • Proprioception & Balance Exercises
  • Medications?
  • Real Time Ultrasound Physiotherapy
  • Soft Tissue Massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrotherapy & Local Modalities
  • Heat Packs
  • Joint Mobilisation Techniques
  • Kinesiology Tape
  • Neurodynamics
  • Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)
  • PNF Stretching
  • Prehabilitation
  • Running Analysis
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Supportive Taping & Strapping
  • TENS Machine
  • Video Analysis
  • Related Shoulder Pain Products

    Muscle Stretches

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    Related Shoulder Injuries

  • AC Joint Injury
  • Bicep Tendinopathy
  • Broken Shoulder (Fractured Humerus)
  • Bursitis Shoulder
  • Cramps
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Arm Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Tendinopathy
  • Stress Fracture
  • Swimmer's Shoulder
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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    Last updated 17-Mar-2019 02:37 PM

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