Our expert says:
yes you should work on shoulder strenghtening before you start playing. Unfortunately the incidence of recurrent shoulder dislocations after the intitial dislocation is very high but i am pleased to hear that you could play a full season without dislocating. That may have been due to a combination of your strong muscles as well as a bit of luck- the shoulder would only dislocate if the arm is forced into the position of "abduction and external rotation" which is out and backwards. If the shoulder was never placed under this specific load it would not dislocate. I wish you all the best: have a look at my website a www.shoulderinstitute.co.za and look at shoulder instability specifically for more info
Dr Joe de Beer
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