Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Lab Report

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome With Rehab

Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when certain cords of tissue (tendons) under the bone (acromion) at the top of the shoulder blade become pinched. These tendons are part of the group of muscles and tissues that help to stabilize the shoulder (rotator cuff). Beneath the rotator cuff is a fluid-filled sac (bursa) that allows the muscles and tendons to glide smoothly. This sac may become swollen or irritated (bursitis). Bursitis, swelling in the rotator cuff tendons, or both can decrease how much space is under the acromion, resulting in impingement.

CAUSES
Shoulder impingement syndrome can be caused by bursitis or swelling of the rotator cuff tendons, which may result from:
• Repetitive overhead …show more content…

Let your muscles relax completely before you repeat this exercise.
Repeat __________ times. Complete this exercise __________ times per day.
Exercise E: Scapular Retraction
1 Sit in a stable chair without armrests, or stand.
2 Secure an exercise band so that it is at shoulder height.
3 Hold one end of the exercise band in each hand.
4 Squeeze your shoulder blades together and move your elbows slightly behind you. Do not shrug your shoulders while you do this.
5 Hold for __________ seconds.
6 Slowly return to the starting position.
Repeat __________ times. Complete this exercise __________ times per day.
Exercise F: Shoulder Extension
1 Sit in a stable chair without armrests, or stand.
2 Secure an exercise band so that it is above shoulder height.
3 Hold one end of the exercise band in each hand.
4 Straighten your elbows and lift your hands up to shoulder height.
5 Squeeze your shoulder blades together and pull your hands down to the sides of your thighs. Stop when your hands are straight down by your sides. Do not let your hands go behind your body.
6 Hold for __________ seconds.
7 Slowly return to the starting position.
Repeat __________ times. Complete this exercise __________ times per

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