Anatomy of the Shoulder

By Ehren Allen, PT, Certified Manual Therapist

Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint

JOI Shoulder joint anatomy and shoulder pain.

Image of painful shoulder.

The shoulder is a complex structure made of three separate joints. They work together to give the shoulder a tremendous range of motion. Let’s take a closer look at the main parts of the shoulder joint anatomy.

JOI Rehab Has 12 Clinics That Treat Shoulder Pain

JOI Rehab clinicians typically concentrate on range-of-motion with active and passive mobility exercises when treating patients for shoulder pain.

Joint mobilization, which is a hands-on technique to improve mobility of the joints, is another way to treat pain in the shoulder. In some cases, patients will undergo strength training as a way to treat their shoulder pain. Lastly, electrical modalities such as ultrasound and E-Stim (electric stimulation) may be used to remedy the pain.

For more information about shoulder exercises, go to: https://www.joionline.net/library/show/thumbs_up_shoulder_exercises/

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045.

Why Telemedicine? 

All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

  • To schedule a new patient or follow up patient appointment with your MD, please call (904)JOI-2000 or read more here about our orthopedic telemedicine providers.
  • To schedule an appointment for physical therapy or occupational therapy, call 904-858-7045 or call any of the 12 area JOI Rehab Centers.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care at JOI

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

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