Mastering Manual Techniques: Subacromial Pain Syndrome Relief for Patients

By dpope2020

March 15, 2024

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In today's video we go over Mastering Manual Techniques: Subacromial Pain Syndrome Relief for Patients: 

  • 0:38 - Research overview 
  • 1:46 - Thoracic Spine Interventions
  • 5:50 - Posterior Shoulder Interventions
  • 11:24 - Should you use MT for subacromial pain

Manual therapies for the win,


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