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angieliu
27-03-2007, 08:57 AM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what scapulation dumping is? My understanding is that is more an anatomical thing where the shoulder blade sits lower than normal. Is that right? If this is so, will this make me more susceptible to injury?

I presume that treatment for this would be to strengthen the scapula muscles and shoulder stability in general right?

hopeful
27-03-2007, 08:15 PM
like kjwilins says "go see a good sports physician" :D

kjwilkin
27-03-2007, 09:51 PM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what scapulation dumping is? My understanding is that is more an anatomical thing where the shoulder blade sits lower than normal. Is that right? If this is so, will this make me more susceptible to injury?

I presume that treatment for this would be to strengthen the scapula muscles and shoulder stability in general right?

Hi Angie,

I'd imagine it would be basically strengthening work. Will try and find out what scapulation dumping is. Never heard of it before.

Hope your rehab is going well !

angieliu
28-03-2007, 12:18 PM
like kjwilins says "go see a good sports physician" :D


I actually have seen my specialist about it and he is the one who diagnosed it. I just wanted to check if anyone knows more about it.

KJ, yes I also assume that basic strengthening work is the same. Just thought I'd ask. I'm going to see the physio next week.

A

angieliu
28-03-2007, 12:19 PM
Thanks KJ.

Rehab is going well. I'm going to see my physio next week and i'm hoping that he can give me more insight. Last time I saw him he was waiting for the referral letter from the specialist to see what sort of strengthening work I should be doing.

A

angieliu
04-04-2007, 07:26 PM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know what scapulation dumping is? My understanding is that is more an anatomical thing where the shoulder blade sits lower than normal. Is that right? If this is so, will this make me more susceptible to injury?

I presume that treatment for this would be to strengthen the scapula muscles and shoulder stability in general right?

New thought on this one after seeing the physio. Scapulation dumping can be caused from trauma which can over stretch the muscles. And the way to treat it is to strengthen the scapula muscles.

kjwilkin
05-04-2007, 08:12 PM
New thought on this one after seeing the physio. Scapulation dumping can be caused from trauma which can over stretch the muscles. And the way to treat it is to strengthen the scapula muscles.

Hi Ang,

Glad to hear you've been able to clarify it with your physio.

I saw Greg Hoy tonight and have decided to have surgery as I'm not progressing with conservative treatment. Just really relieved that I have some clarity on where I'm going with my shoulder.

Let us know how you're going.

angieliu
06-04-2007, 12:37 PM
Hi Ang,

Glad to hear you've been able to clarify it with your physio.

I saw Greg Hoy tonight and have decided to have surgery as I'm not progressing with conservative treatment. Just really relieved that I have some clarity on where I'm going with my shoulder.

Let us know how you're going.


Hey KJ,

Clarity on what is wrong is good. I also know that I have a biceps tendinopathy on the shoulder I injured which plays up and cause some weakness at times. I guess it can't be really helped. I just have to be careful and treat it when it comes about.

Apart from that I'm going to give rehab about another 6 months. When I saw the specialist he said that surgery is not the option he wants to go down and so he has suggested rehab for at least 6 months if not 12. Good news though,I just have to be good. I'm also starting pilates next week which will be good for my posture and upper back which is very weak.

I'm sorry to hear that physio didn't work. Sometimes surgery is just necessary. Hope it all goes well.

Angie
:)

kjwilkin
06-04-2007, 02:47 PM
Hi Ang,

It's a weight off my shoulder (pardon the punn !). I think after 3 years of conservative treatment something has to be done.

Also relieved that I won't need a lot of hands on physio. Most of it will be home based exercises, swimming and light weights.

I hope you don't have to go down the surgery path, but I guess it's always an option if you are not responding to conservative treatment.

Have a safe and happy Easter !



Hey KJ,

Clarity on what is wrong is good. I also know that I have a biceps tendinopathy on the shoulder I injured which plays up and cause some weakness at times. I guess it can't be really helped. I just have to be careful and treat it when it comes about.

Apart from that I'm going to give rehab about another 6 months. When I saw the specialist he said that surgery is not the option he wants to go down and so he has suggested rehab for at least 6 months if not 12. Good news though,I just have to be good. I'm also starting pilates next week which will be good for my posture and upper back which is very weak.

I'm sorry to hear that physio didn't work. Sometimes surgery is just necessary. Hope it all goes well.

Angie
:)