Upper Back & Shoulder

There are many conditions that can affect the shoulder complex. Most commonly, soft-tissue overuse and strain are the cause of shoulder and upper arm pain. This is usually the result of poor posture and dysfunction in the movement pattern between the scapula (shoulder blade) and the shoulder joint itself.

Applying the local-regional-global model, it is important to address the neck and middle back when treating this region as the nerves which supply the shoulder and upper limb originate from these areas and spinal position directly affects how the shoulder moves.

f you have had an acute, traumatic injury to the shoulder and you are suffering any ‘red flags symptoms, you should first consult with your health practitioner before using the Bodyspanner.

Like a majority of conditions affecting the middle and upper back, neck pain and headache are usually the result of muscular overuse and strain due to poor posture and movement patterns. Sitting and standing with a ‘slumped’ posture places the neck and shoulders in an unideal position, leading to muscular tightness which can directly or indirectly cause neck pain and headache. Applying the Bodyspanner's local-regional-global model, it is important to address the middle and lower spines as well as the Shoulder and pelvis when treating this region as dysfunction in these areas directly affects how the neck and head are positioned.