Shoulder Support: Stretching and PEMF

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The shoulders hold several key functions in the human body, including stabilizing and holding the arms in place and allowing the arms to move up and down, side to side, and in circular patterns. In addition, they also serve as levers, enabling us to lift things. Let’s discuss the mechanisms within the shoulder as well as how to work shoulder support into your wellness regimen.

What’s in the shoulder?

The shoulder joint is made up of three bones—the clavicle (collar bone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). Further, these three segments are joined by three collective links…

  • The sternoclavicular joint 
  • The acromioclavicular joint 
  • The glenohumeral joint

The shoulder also contains various ligaments, tendons and muscles. All of these work together to help with mobility and play a role in virtually all upper body movements.  In the absence of a wellness regimen that takes shoulder support into account, pieces may begin to malfunction. Subsequently, the majority of the mid-to-upper torso may be impacted negatively.  This can lead to all types of dysfunction and issues.  Some of the more common issues include…

  • Shoulder dislocation and separation
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Torn or damaged rotator cuff
  • Shoulder pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder fracture or sprains
  • Arthritis

Since the shoulders are involved in so many important activities and bodily movements, it is crucial that we take steps to support their range of motion and overall well-being.

Stretching and PEMF for Shoulder Support

Two excellent supportive habits that may help keep the shoulders in good working order are stretching and the use of PEMF.  Stretching can improve flexibility and relieve tension in the shoulders. Often, it even reduces pain.  There are many exercises that can be useful in supporting the shoulders. However, you should consult your licensed healthcare provider or physical therapist to discuss which exercises will achieve the best results for you.  

PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields) can also have astounding benefits to the body for shoulder support. PEMF has been found to assist with muscle fatigue and discomfort after exercise.[3] One study even found that PEMF activates the parasympathetic nervous system,[4] our body’s “rest and digest” response to relaxation.[5]

While PEMF is not a treatment for any shoulder pains or ailments, it does address underlying cellular dysfunction to support the body’s natural ability to regulate itself. Below are some positions that deliver PEMF to the shoulders and the surrounding area.

PEMF Positions for Shoulder Support

For easy application, split the Paddles on the shoulder.
Split the Paddles to “sandwich” the upper center of chest and upper back.
For focused PEMF, stack the Paddles under neck/shoulder.
Finally, place the Square Pad underneath upper back/shoulders.

In conclusion, the shoulder is vital in so many functions of the upper body.  Keeping it healthy and operating at a high level may help to preserve its ability to carry out more complicated physical activities.  Pulsing and stretching may be beneficial tools that the body can use to improve flexibility and maintain and restore more optimal function.  PEMF is a meaningful addition to your general wellness regimen.


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