Supraspinatus Strengthening; Empty Can vs Full Can Exercise. II

Read part I of this post here: Full can exercise With many studies reporting limitations with the empty can exercise, several studies have recommended the full can exercise as an effective alternative. Empty can exercise is emerging as the least choice exercise in shoulder rehabilitation mainly in athletic population as […]

Supraspinatus strengthening; Empty Can vs Full Can exercise.

Introduction The rotator cuff muscles group consists of Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres minor, and the Subscapularis muscles. The primary function of the rotator cuff is to keep the head of the humerus depressed and centered into the glenoid fossa permitting a single center of rotation while allowing efficient abduction or forward elevation […]

Supraspinatus: Anatomy and Biomechanics

Supraspinatus (SSP) is one of the four rotator cuff muscles. It originates in the supraspinatus fossa, superior portion of the scapula (shoulder blade), just above the spine of the scapula. It passes laterally underneath the acromion process to insert in the superior facet and superior ½ of middle facet of […]

Is Thoracic Spinal Manipulation effective for treating subacromial impingement shoulder pain?

Subacromial impingement syndrome Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders seen by physical therapists with many potential contributing factors and researched treatment methods. Among various causes of shoulder pain or pathologies studied, subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most frequently reported. It is difficult to differentiate SIS […]

Achilles Tendinopathy; clinical practice guidelines.

Achilles tendinopathy Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is most common among individuals engaged in recreational or competitive activities. The annual incidence of AT in runners has been reported to be 7% to 9%. Studies have reported a higher prevalence of Achilles tendinopathy as age increases with the mean age between 30 and […]