Posts Tagged ‘Strengthening’

Shoulder Strengthening Exercises – Everyone Should Do Them

One thing I have learnt is that if you don’t look after your shoulders, sooner or later they are going to let you down. It’s not their fault; they’re just a dodgy design. In the designer’s defence, the specification was quite demanding. “We want a joint that can turn 360 degrees in any direction; we want to be able to wave our arms about, throw things as far as we can, lift heavy objects, swing from our arms from side to side, do hand stands occasionally, hang from our arms when climbing, oh yes, and I would quite like to be able to reach behind me without difficulty.”

And just to make the design even more demanding, I would like this joint to be low maintenance as well!

Which is where most of us go wrong! Your shoulder joint is not low maintenance. If you put that many demands on a joint you need to look after it. So what does looking after a shoulder joint involve? Read more…

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Rotator Cuff Exercises – Physical Therapy for Injury Rehabilitation and Strengthening

The rotator cuff is a complex muscles and tendons mechanism that offers unparalleled flexibility and range of motion. Unfortunately, it also offers the opportunity for many injuries or disorders to occur. These are traditionally treated with anti inflammatory medication, injections, hot and cold packs and so on. However, a physical therapy program devised around specific rotator cuff exercises can cut down recovery times, eliminating the need for surgery, strengthening the cuff and preventing future injuries from occurring again.

The 4 muscles of the rotator cuff, the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis, are there in place to prevent the shoulder joint from becoming dislocated because of its open ball and socket design, but they are also vulnerable to tears and a variety of disorders like Impingement Syndrome, Bursitis, Tendonitis and Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis). Read more…

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