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Posted by on Apr 12, 2021 | 0 comments

The Importance of Shoulder Mobility


Hi, Mark and Brian here at Fitness For Life, and what we want to talk about is shoulder mobility, stability and strength.

What happens a lot of times now, especially during these times of people working at home, spending a lot of time sitting, a lot of time at computers, a lot of times they get so involved in their work they aren’t moving hardly at all. Muscles get tight, joints gets stiff, muscles get weak. People are starting to lose range of motion, simply because they’re not using their muscles or joints like they’re supposed to, or like they normally would.

One big key to help maintain your health is shoulder mobility. We need the shoulders for reaching, for grabbing, for driving. Basically anything you do, you’re going to use your arms. So we want to keep them loose. A lot of people are having shoulder pain, neck pain, neck issues, simply from sitting at their computers, being on your cell phones with their head down, or just not moving enough.

So what we want is not just flexibility, so not just stretching the muscle, we also want stability. You want to strive for control over that joint and that muscle, and build strength from there so that the muscle can control the range of motion.

What we would like to show you today are three good shoulder movements that you could do at home. These do not take long, just a few minutes to do. But if you do them spread out throughout the day, as you take a break from your work at your computer, that can go a long way towards helping your shoulders, helping your neck, helping your posture, and just general feeling good all over. If you have further questions, contact us at fitness4lifept.com.

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 | 0 comments

Testing Your Shoulder For Shoulder Impingement

A common problem that people have is shoulder pain, with the possible cause being shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement is a name that gets thrown around a lot, but is basically a pinching type of pain. Because this is so common, we would like to show you three different ways you can screen yourself at home to see if you potentially have it, or if it is something that is not far away.

There are lot structures at play when you are moving your shoulder, and they can get pinched and cause pain if your mechanics are incorrect, if you have tightness somewhere, if your posture is not good, or simply if your shoulder blade is not moving like it should.

Watch our video below to see how you can administer three different tests to determine if you have a possible sign of impingement. If so, give us a call so we can work out a plan to get you on the mend.

Stay tuned to see various exercises you can do to increase your shoulder mobility safely. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

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Posted by on Oct 3, 2018 | 0 comments

All About Shoulder Blades and Shoulder Joints

Your shoulder blades and shoulder joints are designed to have an extreme amount of mobility. As your arm is elevated, your shoulder blades ideally move with it, so you do not get pinched or have pain. A lot of people get pinching sensations or pain when they start raising their arm because the shoulder blade is either in a poor position or not moving like it is supposed to. This can be remedied with various exercises that are designed to loosen the area of the joint and the blade so you can work those muscles.

Keep in mind, these issues typically come from overuse of the area (think athletes, like pitchers), injuries of any kind, but most often poor posture – especially for people that sit at a desk for long periods of time.

Learn more below on how the shoulder blade and joint works and stay tuned to our series to find out various exercises that you can do every day to help avoid the problems that come from shoulder issues. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

As always, contact us here if you have any questions or concerns!

 

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