Modifications

— The technique can begin with the stronger group of muscles for facilitation of the weaker muscle group (successive induction).

— The stabilizing activity can be followed by a strengthening technique for the weak muscles.

O Fig.3.5. Rhythmic Stabilization of the shoulder in the diagonal of flexion-abduction/extension-adduction

To increase the range of motion the stabilization may be followed by asking the patient to move farther into the restricted range. For relaxation the patient may be asked to relax all muscles at the end of the technique. To gain relaxation without pain the technique may be done with muscles distant from the painful area.

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