I have talked about how posture can affect the function of the shoulders. I have also made a video on how you can feel this yourself by simply rounding the shoulders and lifting your arms and then trying the same thing with 'good posture' and see how different it feels. If you haven't watched the 1min video, you can watch it below. For those of you that like stats, I was shown some research that shows just how dramatic the effect of posture can be on your risk of a rotator cuff injury. It is quite eye opening. Continue reading to see what they found out.
Here is our follow up to the passive hanging video. In this one we show you how to turn a passive hang into an active hang. Try it out and let me know what you think.
If you have a sore upper back or shoulders and would like a check up, feel free to contact me and we can find a time to get you assessed.
In this video I show you how hanging from a bar could potentially help improve your shoulder function, reduce pain and hopefully prevent future injuries. I know that it has worked wonders for my shoulders. Watch the video below, try it out and let me know how you get on.
If you have read our previous blog post on testing your shoulder function and watched a few of the videos on our Facebook and Instagram page, you would have seen that posture can play an important role in how our body (and in particular our shoulders/upper back) work. It makes sense then, that if we want to improve how our upper back/shoulders work, we will need to improve our posture. I believe there are 3 things we need to do to improve our posture and for one of these things, chiropractic care can play an important part. Keep reading to see what they are.
Our shoulders are amazing joints. They have (or at least should have) a vast range of motion. This amount of motion comes at a cost though and that is stability. The shoulder joint doesn’t have a ball in socket type joint like the hip, which is inherently stable. The joint of the shoulder is often referred to as like a golf ball on a tee. This lack of socket allows the range of motion that our shoulders have, but also means it is more unstable than the hips. It is the muscles and ligaments of the shoulder that keep it in place. In order for the shoulders to function well there needs to be good alignment of the shoulder joint and thoracic spine. Basically, this means we need to have good posture to allow optimal functioning of the shoulders. In this post I am going show you 2 tests to try to see how your upper back and shoulders are functioning. Continue reading to try the tests.
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