Musculoskeletal Tests, Shoulder

These musculoskeletal tests are used to diagnose common injuries around the shoulder girdle. The glenohumeral joint is the most mobile joint in the body, but the large, multidirectional range of motion is a trade-off for joint stability. Lack of stability makes the shoulder more susceptible to a large spectrum of injuries, especially with overhead sports such as baseball, volleyball, swimming, and weight lifting. The shoulder girdle is important because it not only serves as the connecting joint between the arm and the ...

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