The shoulder is one of the most frequently injured joints in the human body. These injuries can be wear-and-tear related, or may result from trauma, whether they be sporting, recreational or occupational. It is also the most complicated joint from a biomechanical perspective. The physiotherapists at Hong Kong Sports Clinic are the best equiped to address all your shoulder injuries: post-operative, wear-and-tear, fall or sports-related.
The shoulder is a very clever design, as it needs to be strong yet remain very mobile. The shoulder is made up of three joints. The scapula-thoracic (not a true joint, as there is not a true bony connection. However the shoulder blade glides on the rib cage, acting like a joint). Next, is the Acromio-Clavicular joint, or the ‘AC joint’. This is the bony articulation between the collarbone and the shoulder blade. This is the bony link between the spine and the arm. Finally, the most important joint is the gleno-humeral joint, or the ball and socket joint, as it is most commonly known. The ball and socket provides the movement and stability to the shoulder girdle. The rotator cuff tendons hold the ball into the socket.
Hong Kong Sports Clinic has the capacity to assist you with all your shoulder screening for upper limb sports such as tennis, swimming, throwing sports, golf, yoga and martial arts. Please contact the clinic for further information.
Considering the complicated engineering of the shoulder girdle, the rehabilitation must be specifically tailored to the individual injury. Our staff at Hong Kong Sports Clinic are shoulder specialists and able to assist you with all your shoulder rehabilitation needs for injuries such as: