TOP THREE EXERCISES FOR SHOULDER PATHOLOGY
By Biagio Mazza
Today, we are going to go through the top three exercises that you can do for shoulder pathology. Keep in mind with all of these, they should never hurt. If they hurt either you're doing it wrong or we need to do something different for your particular pathology.
The first exercise is called a shoulder pendulum. On shoulder pendulum, what you are going to do is bend forward and put weight on your opposite hand.
Great exercise for just getting some good lubrication to the shoulder joint that needs to have fluid exchanged to help with healing.
The second exercise that I really love is scapular pinching. So, scapular pinching just means taking the shoulder blades and holding them back together. There's a certain way I really like to teach this to be done and that is to...
And then the final exercise that I really like are shoulder isometrics. Isometrics just means a contraction without motion. So with the shoulder, your rotator cuff, external rotators as you bring your hand that way, tend to get very weak. So you can strengthen them with an isometric. All you do is...
So you will be pushing out with the opposite hand against the resistance of your arm to try to build up some endurance and strength. You don't have to do it against your own hand. You can do this in a door jamb or against anything that's stable that you're going to be pushing there so it doesn't move. You'll build up time with this as well, up to 30 seconds.
Check out THIS video for a video demonstration of each exercise.
Again, these should never hurt.