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THE APPLIED KINESIOLOGY APPROACH TO SHOULDER CONDITIONS

Conditions of the shoulder, which result in pain and/or dysfunction, can have a wide variety of etiologies or a combination. Sometimes patients have no idea where their shoulder pain came from. One fundamental key, in evaluating a shoulder issue, is identifying where dysfunctions exist. Dysfunctions can occur in the shoulder joint itself, the muscles that move the joint, the nerve supply to the muscles that move the joint or the mechanoreceptors (the nervous system software that tells your brain joint position), from poor diet or nutritional deficiency or a combination of these and many other things.

A great place to start is by identifying the dysfunctional muscles that are involved in the movement of the shoulder. Muscle weaknesses can cause aberrant motions in the joint itself and errant biomechanics. As the shoulder joint remains dysfunctional, inflammation and pain can increase and if left untreated can become chronic. Names like Frozen Shoulder, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff Syndrome or Injury or Shoulder Sprain/Strain are usually assigned as a diagnosis, but these names simply describe the “result” of the dysfunction, but not the problem. Therapy, such as weight lifting and sometimes even something as simple as stretching, can actually increase the problem if done while muscular dysfunctions still exists.

Through a proper and thorough Applied Kinesiology (AK) evaluation, specific muscle dysfunctions (weaknesses) in the shoulder mechanism can be identified and treated using a variety of non-invasive, relatively pain free techniques. When properly evaluated and treated, function can be restored to the dysfunctional muscle(s), which leads to restored, proper biomechanics in the shoulder joint. Without the ongoing irritation of dysfunctional muscles and poor biomechanics, the inflammation in and around the joint can now dissipate.

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