This weeks Midweek Mobility is all about shoulder mobility.
I see a lot of shoulder injuries in my members, it’s one of the most common reasons why people find me. 👋🏻
As we age and the pelvic floor/core become less responsive because of hormone changes, the shoulders kick into action and we hold oursleves up with these, instead of the core muscles we should be using. 😩
Whereas a lack of core strength hasn’t been a problem until now, suddenly it shows up as a shoulder injury. 😢
So strengthening the surrounding muscles whilst challenging the mobility is key – not only to allow the shoulders some relief but also, and perhaps more importantly, to allow the core the freedom to begin picking up the slack again.
A shoulder injury can seriously effect the breathing, which in turn stops the core from effectively engaging – its a whole viscous cycle!!
Tip for success – Finding true space in the shoulders requires pretty good stability in the rest of the body – so when you do these be sure to keep the core active so you don’t arch into the back or flare the ribs.