Restoring External Rotation in the Shoulder

Jan 24, 2024


Welcome to IAOM Health & Medical Services, your trusted source for effective solutions to restore external rotation in the shoulder. We specialize in providing chiropractic and physical therapy services to help you regain optimal shoulder mobility and function.

Understanding Shoulder External Rotation

Shoulder external rotation refers to the movement of the arm away from the body's midline. It plays a crucial role in various activities such as throwing, lifting objects, and performing everyday tasks that require reaching behind your back. When external rotation is limited or impaired, it can significantly impact your daily life and athletic performance.

Causes of Restricted Shoulder External Rotation

There can be several reasons for restricted shoulder external rotation, including:

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Postural issues
  • Arthritis
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Tendonitis

How IAOM Can Help

At IAOM, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced chiropractors and physical therapists who specialize in diagnosing and treating shoulder conditions, including restricted external rotation. With a patient-centered approach, we tailor our treatment plans to meet your unique needs and goals.

Chiropractic Techniques for Restoring External Rotation

Our chiropractors use a combination of manual adjustments, mobilizations, and soft tissue therapies to address the underlying causes of restricted external rotation. These techniques help improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and restore proper alignment and muscle balance.

Physical Therapy Exercises

Our physical therapists incorporate a range of exercises to enhance shoulder mobility and strengthen the muscles involved in external rotation. These exercises may include:

  • Passive and active range of motion exercises
  • Strengthening exercises with resistance bands
  • Shoulder stretches
  • Functional movements to mimic daily activities

Preventing Future Issues

Alongside treatment, our team emphasizes preventive strategies to reduce the risk of future shoulder issues. These strategies may include:

  • Proper warm-up and stretching techniques
  • Posture correction exercises
  • Ergonomic recommendations
  • Education on maintaining shoulder health


Don't let restricted shoulder external rotation limit your activities and hinder your performance. Visit IAOM Health & Medical Services today to explore our chiropractic and physical therapy solutions for restoring shoulder mobility. Trust our dedicated team to help you regain optimal function and enjoy an active, pain-free lifestyle.