Claire came to an appointment and waited patiently while her mother had a treatment.  When her mother was finished, Claire
jumped up on the table for her first mechanical check, intended to evaluated the range of motion of her joints.  Claire is an active
ten year old with a particular interest in tennis.  She felt fine and had no complaints, so it was very interesting to find a big
discrepancy between the available motion in her shoulders.  Her right arm moved effortlessly out in front of her and up over her
head; her left arm stopped well short of the same position.  After several muscles around her left shoulder were tested and
treated, she had no trouble achieving the motion that was unavailable to her only moments earlier.  We did a few exercises to
reinforce the new motion and then double-checked by retesting to make sure all the muscles supporting her shoulder were
participating.  With motion symmetrical, her mechanical check-up was complete.

The next day Claire’s tennis coach noticed a vast improvement in her serve;
what was thought to be a skill / technique issue was
in fact a neuro-muscular communication issue.  
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