Impingement Syndrome - Squash

Carl Petersen BPE, BScPT, discusses impingement syndrome in squash.

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Carl Petersen BPE, BScPT, discusses impingement syndrome in squash.
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Featuring Carl Petersen, BPE, BScPT

Duration: 57 seconds

Impingement syndrome of the shoulder can be a common injury in squash due to the overhead nature of the strokes.

Impingement syndrome in the shoulder will often be felt in the lateral aspect and it's an inability to raise the arm up without feeling pain in this area of the shoulder.

If we look at our model, the head of the humerus has to come up and clear an arch of tissue which is called the acromial arch. If, however, because of poor posture or swelling in the tendons or the bursa it will often become impinged and cause jamming of the shoulder joint.

If you suspect you've got and impingement syndrome of the shoulder, you should go see your physiotherapist and they will give you a variety of different exercises and advice about how to better deal with this impingement.

Presenter: Mr. Carl Petersen, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

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This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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