The AC joint can be a very stubborn (and stiff) joint that wreaks havoc in patients with shoulder limitations or pain. There are many ways to mobilization or manipulate this joint to restore movement. However, I haven't really seen any mobilizations that specifically work to improve congruency of the joint and/or abduction range of motion. This video explains my thought process and how I've worked to improve these two things on a patient with previous history of grade II separation.
Check out this video on palpation of a key point on the scapula, often confused to be another structure in the upper quadrant.
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How well do you really know a patient's true cervical rotation ROM? Watch this video to see how we modify one simple measure to reveal a lot of compensations commonly done by patients.