There are many reasons why someone may develop shoulder pain in Pittsburgh from shoulder impingement, to rotator cuff tears to frozen shoulder just to name a few. But why does shoulder pain occur and how to you prevent pain and shoulder dysfunction from occurring?

Shoulder pain occurs from pathophysiological reasons and/or from biomechanical reasons. The biomechanical reasons can be solved with physical therapy and the pathophysiological causes of shoulder pain can be resolved with medicine and surgery.

But is there a way to perform exercises to help ward off injury or to protect the shoulder from injury? The answer is “YES” but there is no one size fits all method for this. Just like every fingerprint is different so is the health of every single person.

Here are some general exercises to strengthen your back to prevent trauma to your shoulder.

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