Date(s) - 10/23/21 - 10/24/21
Neck and Rotator Cuff Injuries
Speaker: Matt Callison
The neck and shoulder should be observed as one complex and not separated in assessment or treatment. Injury to the neck will often involve shoulder symptoms and conversely, shoulder pain frequently involves the cervical and upper thoracic spine. The shoulder is innervated by the lower cervical nerve and assessment and treatment of the Huatuojiaji points is imperative to long-lasting results. The rotator cuff muscles are important in shoulder movements and in maintaining shoulder joint stability. These muscles arise from the scapula and connect to the head of the humerus. The length-tension relationship of these muscles is dependent on the postural positioning of the scapula. The positioning of the pelvis, ribcage and spine affects the positioning of the shoulder girdle and ultimately the balance of the rotator cuff muscles. Rotator cuff injuries are the most common shoulder injury seen by an acupuncturist. A thorough differential assessment of the injury will be taught, and a treatment protocol developed and practiced.
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