Did you know that shoulder complaints are the third most common musculoskeletal problem after neck and back disorders? And, of all shoulders injuries, shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most common.

Shoulder Impingement syndrome (which is also know as Swimmer’s or Thrower’s shoulder) can cause sharp, debilitating pain when performing tasks and activities that require repeated, overhead movement of your arm. This can make simple tasks such as getting dressed and hanging the washing out problematic. It can also cause trouble for different types of sports training (including tennis, golf and weightlifting) and for those in building, painting and decorating professions.

The information below outlines what is happening in your shoulder if you are suffering from SIS, what SIS is caused by and what manual therapists can do to diagnose and treat SIS. There are also some detailed exercise plans that can assist your rehabilitation.

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Exercises

Click for downloadable PDF copies of General SIS information, Phase 1 Exercises, Phase 2 Exercises & Phase 3 Exercises (which also contains clickable links to YouTube demonstration videos).