The shoulder joint is made up of three bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). These bones are held together by muscles, tendons and the clavicle ligaments. If these become weak, the shoulder can become unstable. Injury can also occur to the tissues and tendons when there is overuse or trauma to the area. Other problems arise from a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.
A team of specialists and physical therapists that specialize in treating adults and children with any sports-related injuries and chronic conditions. Treatment is based on evidence-based care to get you back to your passion in as little time as possible.
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