It is important to view the shoulder in the context of the whole body.
What’s happening in the sufferer’s neck, upper back, lower back, legs and feet? There is compelling research linking shoulder problems to poor posture.
Yamamoto et al (2015) published a large-scale study on the incidence of shoulder pain with posture concluding: ‘postural abnormality represented an independent predictor of both symptomatic and asymptomatic rotator cuff tears’. Head forward postures and shoulder blade (scapular) forward posture (protraction) have both been linked to impingement of the rotator cuff tendons and subacromial pain syndrome (SPS