Dr. Baronette, Chiropractor

Are you prone to pain in your shoulder blades? Dr. Baronette from Physiomed Yorkdale discusses a very common complaint that encompasses all ages and body types.

In addition, Dr. Baronette takes us through why these pain points occur and 3 tips to best resolve shoulder blade issues.

In the following video, Dr. Baronette shows us 3 tips for alleviating soreness in shoulder blades.


Hi, I’m Dr. Jasmine Baronette. I’m the chiropractor at Physiomed, Yorkdale, and today we’re going to do a little video addressing a common complaint I get from a lot of patients, which is pain inside of the shoulder blade, right on the inside. All types of patients, all ages, all body types, I hear this complaint pretty often. So more often than not, these are painful trigger points that are developed over time by postural strain.


So, there’s a common postural dysfunctional pattern called Upper Cross Syndrome that develops over time with the slouched posture. So as your shoulders kind of start to roll forward and your head juts outwards, there’s a crossed kind of opposing tightening of muscles and weakening of muscles. So in the front of the chest, the pec muscles become very tight as do the muscles on the back of the neck and into the shoulder. And the muscles on the front of the neck become really weak and the inside of the shoulder blade, in between, they become weak as well.


So in some cases that becomes pain generating. So today we’re gonna demonstrate three treatment techniques that I would typically do in that treatment plan. So first thing I’m gonna show is a thoracic spine manipulation, and then a myofascial release of one of the tight muscles, the levator, in the upper neck and shoulder, and then lastly an exercise to strengthen the area between the shoulder blades. Okay.


So, I’m gonna use our lovely product manager, Sylvia, today as our treatment example. So could you face down? Okay, we’ll do a big breath in, and all the way out. Okay. Have a seat. And we’ll do evolution today and we won’t go [inaudible 00:02:13]. Okay, so turn your head to the upper right and then as I tension, slowly bring your head down to the left. Okay, and angle down. And we’ll do it four times altogether. So come back and angle back. Then back again. Then one more time. And back again. It’s a lot different with evolution, right? Okay, good. Got to five.


Last thing, I’ll get you to stand up here against the wall. And, so, you’re gonna bring your arms up on a 90-degree angle like that, and feel your shoulder blades squeeze together. Good. And then try to bring your back a little bit more flat. You should still have a normal arch. Perfect. And then from here, it’s our starting position, slowly keeping the shoulder blades together, raise up as high as you can. Good. Okay.