Physio Tip #2 - The Shoulder...beyond the "Rotator Cuff"

The intricate neurovascular network of the neck and shoulder, otherwise known as the brachial plexus*. Is it any wonder that the majority of people complain about soreness and pain in the area? Our lives are spent shrugged over computers or our phones, carrying bags over our shoulders way heavier than necessary and rarely spending time using the full capacity of our available neck and shoulder movement. What does this mean? Stiffening and thickening of our connective tissue, decreased circulation and an irritated nervous system which leads to pain, headaches, jaw dysfunction, shoulder, neck and upper back pain, tingling down the arm...the list goes on. When someone presents with pain in this