Shoulder/side planks

Why are side planks so important for a shoulder injury. My physical therapist stresses them but I do not quite understand why they are so key to healing an injury could you please explain it's importance?

Posted By Bob on January 03, 2010 at 22:15:56:

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Adjustable shoulder support is ideal for symptomatic relief of sprains, strains, bursitis and tendonitis. Features pockets over the AC joint for an ice pack.

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