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The Goodlife Shoulder

If you have ever had pain in the front of your shoulder with your overhead presses, bench press or chest work, this article is for you. If you notice that you have posterior shoulder tightness in the rotator cuff that just doesn’t seem to go away with rolling or stretching, than I am hear to help

Being lucky enough work and have access to a gym setting at The King West Club, rarely a week goes by when a member asks why they are getting about these aforementioned issues. This is what I tell them

The shoulder is made up of two joints. It isnt just the glenohumeral joint, made up of the relatively loose and unstable  articulation between the shoulder and the glenoid fossa of the scapula. The shoulder is also made up of the”floating” scapulothoracic joint, in which the 18ish muscles that attach to the shoulder blade (scapula), hold and position the scapula on the back of the rib cage. The only single bony point of connection between the shoulder and the axial skeleton is between the collar bone (clavicle) and the sternum at the sternoclavicular joint, which we will assume works wells for this discussion.

For all intensive purposes, shoulder = glenohumeral joint + scapulothoracic joint

Imbalance

How the shoulder works and centralization – overloaded or compressed

GH 90 versus scapulothoracic and glenohumeral

T/S ROM

Neck rom

Core

Rotator cuff centralizing

Rotator cuff stabilizing

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