Functional Anatomy of Trapezius Muscle

Intro: Trapezius muscle pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems. Patients often complain of acute or chronic neck-shoulder pain. Trapezius muscle pain is often characterized by pain, stiffness and tightness of upper fibres of Trapezius muscle, neck and sometimes around the shoulder joint. Tension headache is another common […]

Supraspinatus Strengthening; Empty Can vs Full Can Exercise. II

Read part I of this post here: Shoulder rehab exercises – 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 in shoulder rehab exercises mainly […]

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 […]