Using Tech to Accelerate the Process

Progressing Shoulder Pain – Part 3

Shoulders are the most mobile and dynamic joint in the human body. We use them for a myriad of activities and they are amazing structures.

Summer months bring on new adventures and situations you weren’t expecting. Something as simple as starting a generator when the power goes out can cause aches and pains in the shoulder if it isn’t ready.

That’s why July is shoulder month here at Health & Performance Center.

Load it up!

Once shoulder pain and inflammation are controlled, it's time to add some weight to build strength and stability.

I know you’re all waiting to hear what happened next with Justin’s shoulder. Here you go.

Last week we talked about a “push-up plus” exercise to work the shoulder blade by activating the Serratus Anterior muscle (aka the boxer’s muscle). Since Justin is a very competent gym-goer and had a super busy schedule Dr. Ian felt comfortable giving him scaling options to make it more effective as the healing process progressed.

He was even able to jump on TeleCare RX to send Dr. Ian videos and comments regarding how his exercise was progressing and where to go next in between appointments.

This helped catapult Justin’s progress with limited ability to get in with his crazy schedule. He stayed focused and objective while trusting the process and he didn’t try to rush back too soon.

So what was his next exercise?

He got a single arm bent over dumbbell row. This helped to establish some stability with the muscles that PULL the shoulder blade back to compliment the push up plus which helped with PUSHING the shoulder blade forward.

The goal is to create a strong and mobile shoulder and these exercises help set that foundation so Justin can get back to cranking out big numbers on the bench press.

If you have wondered about getting into our office but are worried about time to do so let this be an eye opener that we have tools to aid you in your journey even without you being here twice a week. 

Movement & Mobility Seminar

Dr. Ian and Will Sharing Knowledge at CFMH

On July 1st Will and Ian did a free Movement & Mobility Seminar at CrossFit Maryland Heights.

The owner, Chris, let them know exactly what kind of issues he sees mostly in his gym. This allowed us to build out a specific presentation to best serve his athletes.

This particular seminar focused on hips, shoulders and wrists. These are 3 very common ones in any CrossFit gym so it wasn’t out of the ordinary.

Using a focus on these 3 areas allowed us to deliver a valuable message to them individually. We also used a lot of the time to go over the concepts and exercises we taught in order to make sure everyone was heading in the right direction.  

These are a lot of fun for us and everyone came out with a great attitude to learn something to help manage their body during their favorite workouts!

If you are interested in hosting a FREE Movement & Mobility seminar at your gym or even a Lunch & Learn at your office contact us for more info!

Newsletter Exclusive

July Promotion

Shoulder range of motion is critical for sports like golf but also every day living.

For the month of July anyone who you refer to us will get their first consultation for FREE (a $109 value). So, if you or anyone you know sounds like Justin give us a call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ian or Dr. Will to see how we can help you!

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