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Written by: Jon Hartwick, Physical Therapist
A common injury frequently encountered by fly fisherman is rotator cuff tendinitis or rotator cuff impingement. This occurs due to the close proximity of the rotator cuff tendon and the “bony roof” created by the acromion (part of the shoulder blade) and clavicle (collar bone). Due to a lifetime of poor postural positioning and the development of muscular imbalance, the act of casting a fly puts the rotator cuff in a susceptible position to be impinged upon by the “bony roof”. This creates an irritation and inflammation, or worse, a rotator cuff tear. There are two ways to help deal with this scenario and not give up your passion for fly fishing.