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Excerpt — Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

Learn to assess muscle length

Muscle length testing involves elongating the muscle in the direction opposite of its action while assessing its resistance to passive lengthening.

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Restoration of muscle balance

Treatment of muscle weakness aims at stimulating and increasing the response of the muscle spindle of the pseudoparetic muscle.

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Rehabilitation of impingement

Rehabilitation rather than surgery is recommended for secondary impingement.

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Causes of muscle weakness

A look at the causes of muscle weakness as well as Janda’s classification of muscle imbalance patterns.

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