Sweeping Away Gremlins in Your Shoulder| Ep. 20

To understand this episode we need to know a little anatomy. Your shoulder blade, what we call the scapula in the medical world has a front and a back. The back side is the side exposed to you if you are looking at your buddy’s back.  The front side is the side facing the rib cage.  We can easily get to the muscles on the back of the scapula but that bugger on the front side is hard to get to.  Enter the very complex and expensive mobilization equipment (aka the broomstick) and we’ve got ourselves a gremlin killer.  Sweep away (pun intended) some shoulder pain and increase overhead range using today’s tip.

Know Your Anatomy:

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Pictured Left to Right: Subscapularis only, Subscapularis dissected, Subscapularis with arm abducted.

Todays Prescription:

1. Test Overhead Position

2. Subscap Broomstick Smash (2-5mins)

3. Re-test Overhead Position