Hey everybody it’s Doctor Blake Kalkstein
from Doctors Adolph and Kalkstein Chiropractic, your Towson area chiropractor. We’re gonna go over, we showed you shoulder
strengthening exercises last time. Now we’re gonna show you a full treatment
of the shoulder. And if we remember she had some weakness in
that resistant external range of motion. Sorry it’s early. I’m gonna push in, don’t let me push in. And it collapses in down like that. And let’s look at that empty can test again. I’m gonna push down, don’t let me push down. And her face shows we got a positive face
sign on there it’s a pain there. And so have a seat right there Ashley facing
the poster. Johnathan why don’t you come over here so
we can get it on the opposite side here. So since I’m treating, feet forward, scoot
forward so your feet are firmly on the ground, so right now I’m gonna do Active Release Technique
on her supraspinatus and her […] (00:00:52). Go ahead behind, arm behind your back. Good right there, bring it back up. So it’s a little tender when I’m working on
her. Go ahead in a couple of passes. And she’s probably feeling pretty limited. And you could tell the camera how you’re feeling. It feels, I don’t know, weird. Weird, it feels weird, yeah. So I’m literally blocking the muscle so I
can strip the adhesions out of the muscle, and so it’s gonna feel weird trying to get
over that range of motion, it’s gonna feel limited or restricted while I’m putting pressure
on that. So now I’m gonna do the same, it’s gonna be
the same style of technique but I’m gonna move off the supraspinatus, I’m gonna get
into the AC joint. So go ahead. Come back up. And we’re gonna come back, we’re gonna get
you to sit nice and tall for me. We’re gonna get the intraspinatus. So arm across, grab this elbow and pull. Good. You can make faces, it’s okay, don’t try and
hide it. So this can be very tender. A lot of people who have that rounded shoulder
posture or who have collapsed shoulders it can be really tender back there, a lot of
trigger points. So I would usually tell patients if it’s too
much pressure let me know, but if you can bear with it it’ll be helpful for you. Good. Now behind the intraspinatus is a posterior
capsule. We’re gonna go after that next. So it’s the same style, same range of motion
of the arm here but I’m gonna go a little bit deeper with my thumb, my contact. And there, see so you can feel there’s some
pressure right on that. There’s a little tenderness in there. Go ahead. And her range of motion really gets limited
because I’m really impinging or inhibiting a range of motion on that capsule, really
strip it of any adhesions. Good, come on, pull, pull, pull, pull. Good, now let’s lie on your back with your
head up here please. So we did a supraspinatus, AC joint, intraspinatus,
posterior capsule. Next we’re gonna come in and we’re gonna get
the pec minor, the lat, and the sub-scap. So pec minor comes in here like this. Again this is gonna be sore. Anybody who’s got that forward posture they’re
gonna be really tight in their pec minor. And when I’m coming underneath the pec and
I’m grabbing the pec minor, and I’m taking the shoulder back like that. Good. Next thing I’m gonna do is I’m gonna get the
lat. The lat wraps around your back and it pokes
right on the bottom part of your shoulder blade and then it comes up into your arm. So I’m gonna go, it gets a lot of, caught
up in this part of your shoulder blade. So if you could foam roll this, lacrosse ball
this, or find a good ART practitioner to release this, you’ll see a big improvement in some
of your shoulder range of motion and shoulder pain. And so I come right on it with my thumb. Again this could be one of the tender spots
right here. We’re gonna treat it. Come down for me Ashley. We’re gonna work our way up, we’ll get the
intraspinatus right there. Excuse me, terrius minor, we’ll get terrius
minor right here. And we’ll make a quick change of her thumb
and we’ll get the terrius major right on top of that. So I’m treating all the rotator cuff muscles,
and with this Active Release Technique you don’t need to hold a stretch for sixty seconds
to get relief. I can do six to eight passes on a muscle and
have maximum treatment effectiveness. So the last one we’re gonna do is we’re gonna
come into the sub-scap, which is behind the shoulder blade. So we pull the traction up. Are you ticklish? She’s a little ticklish though. We gotta go behind there, and there’s a knot
right there. What’d you say? Ya there it is right there. So now that we released all the rotator cuff
muscles we’re gonna roll the AC joint and adjust the first rib and check the T-spine,
and that’ll be a complete treatment for a rotator cuff issue. So I’m gonna bring her to the edge of the
table, just gently roll this AC joint. You’re not gonna hear a big pop or a crack
with this. Just trying to bring some mobilization into
that AC joint. Next we’re gonna adjust your first rib. Turn your head this way for me. This hand goes here, you guys have seen this
one before. Reach this arm around, grab my opposite shoulder,
hold on, I come back in here […] (00:05:10) move. Good, nice little pop right there, and then
we’re gonna have you roll over onto your stomach okay? When I’m dealing with a shoulder issue I always
check rib three and five, the T-spine, T3 and T5. That’s where the shoulder blade sticks to
the thoracic cage and if there’s restrictions there it’ll lead to inhibition of the shoulder. And so let this drop for me, let both of them
drop. I come in and check, there’s T5 and T3 is
right up here. T3 is a little stuck. Breath in, and out. Let it loose for me. Nice easy adjustment right there. So now we’re gonna come up and we’re gonna
check that range of motion, the strength and see how it is after a course of treatment. That wasn’t so bad was it? No. Just go ahead and step off for me. Arms in like this. I’m gonna push in, don’t let me push in. So, strong right there, no pain with that. Arms like this, I’m gonna push down, don’t
let me push down. And I’m going double hard as I did before
and that’s strong. Is there any pain in that shoulder now? No pain? No pain. No pain. So no pain, increased range of motion, increased
strength on just one treatment. So thanks for watching, we’ll see everybody
on Friday. Bye.

10 thoughts on “Towson Chiropractor Shoulder Treatment for Rotator Cuff Pain and Weakness”

  1. Been really liking all the shoulder and hip related videos. Mainly because that's where most of my problems arise. I've commented on a video before, mentioning that I'm in school for massage therapy and interested in chiropractic later at some point. But is ART in my scope of practice as a future LMT? Thanks again for the great uploads!

  2. I had open surgery for an occurring dislocation and had the bankart operation done twice! first keyhole second open surgery it's now been 8 years I really want start boxing again I keep getting shooting pains after training in the shoulder and when using resistance bands my shoulder will tire quicker than the opposite one, I keep training but eventually it just feels like I have a dead arm any recommendations to help? stop this.

  3. hello sir! Is there any remedy for clicking, grinding and crunching shoulders by chiropractor, I have been trying shoulder exercises at various physiotherapist but everything is in vain… this issue is from last 3 year's in my right shoulder. over the years it has been developed into left minorly as well… Please advise sir. I have other legs issues as well like psoas, hip muscle pain. This all came due to wrong postures and work habits..
    Please help sir , enlighten me. Thanks

  4. I wonder why my chiropractor isn't doing this with me, although knowing I have shoulder issues. Humm???

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