Tis that time of the year where contact sports come back into competition.
A rugby league athlete had recently come in with a panful R shoulder. This pain started after a heavy contact session at training.
With repeated tackling in this session we had found that his R shoulder was compressed. This compression was exacerbated by a neurologically over active Subscapularis and a down regulated Infraspinatus.
We decompressed their R shoulder whilst releasing the Subscapularis. We then activated the inhibited Infraspinatus.
After retesting all dysfunction structures became strong and were no longer affected by compression or decompression.
This athlete has some easy preventative maintenance to do if these symptoms arise agin after another big session of contact.