Category Archives: Injury Prevention

Shoulder Safety Part 5: managing labrum injuries

Another common injury to the shoulder is inflammation or damage to the labrum.  As stated in a previous entry, the labrum exists on the edge of the glenoid fossa on the scapula as a thin, cartilaginous ring designed to deepen … Continue reading

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Shoulder Safety Part 4: rotator cuff injuries

Now that readers are familiar with the anatomy of the rotator cuff and shoulder joint, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms associated with a rotator cuff injury, and what can be done to prevent an injury to … Continue reading

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Shoulder Safety Part 3: rotator cuff anatomy

This blog entry will focus on the rotator cuff anatomy, a part of the body one might hear a lot about, but is frequently misunderstood.  By reading this entry, one will understand the function and anatomy of the rotator cuff, … Continue reading

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Shoulder Safety Part 2: bony shoulder anatomy

The shoulder (glenohumeral joint) is very complicated.  It is comprised of three bones, the shoulder blade (scapula), collar bone (clavicle) and upper arm bone (humerus).  It is classified as a ball and socket joint (similar to the hip), but lacks … Continue reading

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Shoulder Safety Part 1: Introduction

With spring fast approaching, people are starting to get excited for better weather, longer days, and another chance to enjoy the different outdoor activities available once it warms up.  Many people (myself included) are excited for things like Spring Training … Continue reading

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Part 6: Upper Body Posture

For the most part, the Perfect Posture blog series’ main focus has been on the lower body.  This entry will focus on proper upper body posture, with emphasis on the back and shoulders.  By being aware of their postural habits, … Continue reading

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Perfect Posture: Connect your kinetic chain with external rotators

Growing up, I’m sure everyone learned the basic body parts through the song about connecting bones.  “The _____ bone’s connected to the ______ bone”, which starts at the head and moves all the way down to the toes.  In actuality, … Continue reading

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