Erica and Susan

Shoulder Stiffness – When the Tissue is the Driver!

Jan 26, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shoulder pain, stiffness, and lack of functional mobility are uncommon in clients with post-breast cancer. 

Join us as we discuss the evaluation and treatment sequence that addresses the particular soft tissue involvement and drivers of this client’s limitation—hint: several tissue issues are involved. 

The clinical reasoning around the client’s story is key here!

A glance at this episode:

  • [2:04] Susan introduces her patient’s history
  • [7:34] Shoulder girdles and head position
  • [10:34] Flexion of the cervical spine
  • [16:40] Looking at passive vs. active range of motion
  • [19:19] How Susan started the abduction exercise 
  • [24:21] Towel roll exercise for mobility
  • [27:27] How to add movement into decompression
  • [33:29] The thorax is 360 right and left

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