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Diagnosing Your Shoulder Injury


#1

Many people who train get shoulder injuries, it's part and parcel.

It's important that once you know something is wrong, you begin to address the issue using appropriate steps. Although I think this forum, and the advice in it, are very positive steps, one guy speculating over the internet isn't enough to diagnose injuries.
Here's some good links I found, which will help people with one of the most common types of injury: 'Shoulder impingement' get the issue dealt with at an early stage.


http://articles.elitefts.com/articles/sports-training/the-truth-about-impingement-part-2/

Link 1 shows some physiotherapy tests which differentiate between different issues which seem like impingement.
Link 2 gives good advice on how to be an intelligent patient, and ask doctor's the right questions, which will hopefully lead to better advice than "Rest, and ice it, FOREVER....."


#2

This guy is Michael Jones, he is a genius. Everyone at my Studio is certified as a Post Rehab Specialist through his company - AAHFRP - and it was the best thing we have ever done. I have learned more from him in the last year than in 4 of studying on my own.
I am now fixing problems some physiotherapists can't fix.