As far as joints are concerned, the shoulder is truly remarkable. It moves in absolutely every direction. The only other joint that is even somewhat close in terms of the different types of movement is the hip. But even there, the mobility is much more limited.
You need a lot of movement in the shoulder to perform everyday activities. The ligaments that hold the upper arm bone, the humerus, in the socket are quite loose to allow for this wide range of motion. Because they are lax, they don’t do much to hold the shoulder together.
What really holds the shoulder together and stabilizes the joint are muscles that are referred to as the rotator cuff. There are four small muscles that run from the shoulder blade to the humerus. These muscles completely surround the humerus like a sleeve or cuff. They are very dynamic, contracting to stabilize the shoulder when needed or relaxing to allow you to move the arm freely. The movement of our shoulder is so free and easy that we often take it for granted.
how does a shoulder "freeze"?
Ambler, PA Lic. Massage Therapist, Derek MacMahon, shares the most common conditions he treats with his In-Home Massage service.
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Therapeutic massage can be an effective treatment for chronic or sub-acute low back pain.
Ever wonder how a massage therapist treats low back pain?
In this short video, Lic. Massage Therapist-Derek MacMahon explains how he approaches low back pain.
1. Assess "tight" or painful areas through visual and tactile assessment.
2. Restore muscular function by "un-glue-ing" underlying restrictions and "re-setting" the nerve/muscle signal to reduce muscle spasms.
3. Complete the treatment by addressing the muscles that aid the low back. These include the gluteals, hamstrings, quads, & psoas.
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