Do you feel that you are hitting a ceiling in your performance ability? Just can not seem to break through on your big lifts? Are your shoulders achy and tender? Than this article is for YOU.
The shoulder joints are delicate and mobile joints. As a doctor of Physical Therapy I see a ton of people come in with complaints of shoulder pain and usually they WAIT too long to take care of it. The best advice I can give anyone is to make sure you keep yourself healthy PRIOR to pain, this will keep you healthy and moving longer! However, do not feel discouraged that pain is present- we can help with that as well! There are always ways to keep moving forward.
Let's look at the shoulder joint briefly to understand the complexity of it.
The shoulder joint is a BALL and Socket joint which pretty much means it has a ton of movements and mobility- the sphere shape of the humerus allows the joint to move in all planes of motion. Joint issues themselves can arise, you can develop a stiff or tight joint or joint capsule- traditionally these require manual intervention to help increase the mobility. Since this joint is extremely mobile the muscles/tendons have a MAJOR factor on the overall mobility of the joint- it is crucial to keep your muscles healthy, mobile and flexible to ensure overall shoulder health. There is a TON of education about the shoulder that we can go into (but is not the highlight of this article if interested check our seminar out
The purpose of this article is to give you some thing to do RIGHT now, to help keep your shoulders moving healthy. There are some basic drills you can implement today for some relief.
The first is opening up your THORACIC spine! Yes to help the shoulders out it is crucial to keep the thoracic spine healthy. Please see the video below to assist with this drill!
The second drill is beneficial for shoulder mobility, hip mobility and shoulder health- it is an advanced exercise so proceed with caution. It is one of my all time favorite exercises calls a windmill! Check out the instructions below
Education really is power. The more your educate yourself in keeping your shoulders moving and healthy the more power you will have in your life. Do not wait until there is pain START today to enhance tomorrow. If you are currently suffering from pain understand it is NOT to late but you MUST act NOW to help yourself progress in life. Do not delay any further educate yourself here; https://www.ironhealth.co/shoulder-seminar
Disclaimer: If you continue to experience unbearable, recurring pain, be sure to schedule an appointment with your physician or join our physical therapy family and allow us to help you regain function.
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Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Joseph received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Medical College and is also recognized as a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist. As a former competitive athlete and weightlifter, Joseph understands the specific needs and demands of the human body. Joseph’s goal is to maintain an active approach to rehab while facilitating recovery..