Shoulder impingement Syndrome is one of the most commonly occurring shoulder dysfunctions. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome develops when tendons, ligaments, or bursa in the shoulder are repeatedly compressed or “impinged.” This causes pain and movement problems.

There are several risk factor for developing shoulder impingement such as:

·     muscle weakness

·     overuse in athletics

·     presence of bursitis, tendinitis or rotator cuff tear

·     postural impairment/poor posture

·     repetitive overhead movements

The goals of treatment for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome are to reduce pain and restore shoulder function.

Treatment for Impingement Syndrome includes:

·     rest

·     ice

·     anti-inflammatory medications

·     steroid injection

·     occupational/physical therapy

Therapy is the most important treatment for shoulder impingement syndrome.

Shoulder impingement syndrome can be prevented by:

·     Avoiding forward-head and rounded-shoulder postures

·     Keeping proper posture and using proper shoulder mechanics when reaching and throwing

·     Maintaining proper shoulder, neck, and middle-back range of motion and mobility

·     Maintaining proper strength in the shoulder and shoulder-blade muscles

Welcome our newest staff member, Sophia Bustamante

“I was born in Chicago but I mainly grew up here in Florida, I am half Cuban and half Ecuadorian. I am currently finishing up my bachelors in exercise science to then go to PT school. My favorite pastimes are working out and hanging out with my friends and family. I have a Boston Terrier named Fisher that has lots of energy. I have a passion for fitness and health and enjoy helping others with their fitness journeys on my extra time through nutritional guidance and personal training.”

What our clients say …

“I had a wonderful experience coming to RCCA for nine weeks and working with my therapist, Kelli. She was positive, loving and helpful. I recommend using RCCA if you have an injury. Thank you to the staff and I will miss Kelli.”

Jean Dubin

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