Shoulder Joint and AC Joint Pain – Exercise Tips for Personal Trainers

Pain originating from the AC joint (the joint at the end of the collarbone – on top of the shoulder) is usually well localized and the client will often place one finger directly over the AC joint when asked to indicate the most painful area.

There is usually discomfort with humerus and scapula movement, particularly movements where the arm is brought across the body into a horizontally flexed position. Uncomfortable exercises in the gym may include bench press ( particularly wide grip bench as you have found already), dips and push-ups. The person often has difficulty sleeping on the effected side. Continue reading

Injury Risks for Multi- Discipline Athlete

As Physiotherapists in private practice we are often responsible for getting athletes onto the starting line of a multitude of different events and hoping that they are able to complete the full race. However in the real world of sports injury management there are times when, despite our best efforts, the athlete is just not able to recover fast enough from a training injury and is forced to miss an event or has to withdraw during an actual race.

The challenges for a health professional working with the injury management of athletes is never more apparent than when you are involved with a multi-discipline sport such as triathlon – this events can essentially be regarded as a “Physios Nightmare” due to the large volume of training and length of the actual races – however in your case you have a good lead in time so this will work in your advantage. Continue reading