Acromioclavicular joint injury - Grade 2 sprain
My client, MMA fighter, later in his rehabilitation post injury was still feeling discomfort while punching or specific shoulder positions during his regular workouts.
As FR practitioner it’s important to assess the tissue after each session, understanding if responding properly to the soft tissue manual therapy and type of force profiles home prescribed with each session.
Details matter when working with athletes with specific high level goals in terms of performance, especially post injury and during rehabilitation and it’s crucial to understand when it’s time to change the type of force input to continue challenging the tissues for their sport.
Based on FRS-Internal Strength Model rules and principles, this program was crafted for his physical and performance needs but also following a detailed anatomical thought process where fixing the clavicle at the acromial end and rotate/mobilizing the clavicle body from the sternal end and vice versa. Also, based on different shoulder and scapular positions, we were able to continue increasing load bearing capacity of the AC joint and ligaments related.