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strange shoulders…. (1)

I have been fascinated by shoulders for a long time.   I have two of them one has had chronic problems and when I went for diagnostic testing and the only offer I got was “surgery to clean it up in there” but with assurance my arm wouldn’t fall off if I worked on it myself, I revisited anatomy, what I was taught in school,  and my own dyslexic interpretations of pictures and explorations I’ve done on my own.

  1. Most people have no idea where the only bone on bone connection of the arm to the body is, I’ve surveyed clients, colleagues, and friends and less than one in fifty responses are even close….. think about it …. the answer will be in strange shoulders… (2)
  2. Shoulders are very connected to the pelvic girdle and most shoulder rehab programs I’ve participated in when I worked in PT totally ignored the pelvic and lumbar vertebral origins of the Latissimus dorsi Amazon Image  http://www.easynotecards.com/uploads/226/70/_53022d86_13d85ffda7d__8000_00004862.png
  3. In swimmers, this muscle is seen in the front and is what some call the ‘flying squirrel muscle’ https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&espv=2&rlz=1C1OPRB_enUS522US522&biw=1600&bih=775&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=swimmers+shoulders&oq=swimmers+shoulders&gs_l=img.3..0l3j0i5i30j0i8i30j0i24.767896.780643.0.782613.….0…1c.1.64.img..1.17.1674.3iVJ1fAAv58#imgrc=2SdJugHTY_3zsM%3A
  4. In my experience, when people with shoulder problems do not realize how their arms are connected to their backs and simply do arm exercises, the likelihood of of full, painfree motion is reduced.