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Mobilization to Improve Abduction of the AC Joint

The AC joint can be a very stubborn (and stiff) joint that wreaks havoc in patients with shoulder limitations or pain.  There are many ways to mobilization or manipulate this joint to restore movement.  However, I haven’t really seen any mobilizations that specifically work to improve congruency of the joint and/or abduction range of motion.  This video explains my thought process and how I’ve worked to improve these two things on a patient with previous history of grade II separation.

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Palpation of the Scapula

Check out this video on palpation of a key point on the scapula, often confused to be another structure in the upper quadrant.

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Keeping the Wolves & Opioids Away

A great short video from Tim Flynn about the opioid epidemic.  Please watch and comment with your thoughts below!

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