It has very little movement…
It joins the clavicle or collarbone to the acromion (shoulder)…
It has no direct muscles attachments and only two ligaments…
Yet ACJ injuries can be tricky to manage.
They can cause persistent symptoms and are at high risk of re-injury.
They are also often misdiagnosed, usually as glenohumeral joint (GHJ) injury or even a muscular problem like an issue with the upper trap or levator scapulae.
I made a big error as a new grad with an ‘ACJ’ injury with a pro rugby player (this was not good) and I’ll tell you all about this in this episode!
I’ll also share with you 3 vital mistakes that so many students and new grad therapists make that might be stopping you finding the right shoulder diagnosis.
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