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UPDATE: Mobilization of the AC Joint

Check out our latest video. It’s actually another different way of mobilizing the AC joint. I actually like it a lot better than our previous video (although they really aren’t doing the same thing). So, check out this update and try it out on your patients. Then, let us know what you think!

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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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