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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD)

This is just a quick video where I demonstrate that limited glenohumeral joint internal rotation ROM is not necessarily from a "tight posterior joint capsule" that requires joint mobilization or stretches to improve internal rotation. If you do so without understanding and checking the relationships of the rest of the body to the involved shoulder complex, you risk creating a joint instability issue. I'm calling out physical therapists, chiropractors, or any bodyworkers, that do this type of treatment and probably have no idea that they're actually doing more harm than good for their patients....