One of the many things I look at during my movement assessment process is overhead arm elevation. The information you gather on the person’s ability to perform such a basic task is often invaluable when designing someone’s performance therapy or training program.
This month’s Inner Circle webinar is a live demonstration of How to Assess Overhead Shoulder Mobility. In this recording of a live student inservice from Champion, I overview my process for assessing loss of overhead mobility. This is a very common occurrence at Champion and something we do all day. Many people don’t even realize they have a mild loss of mobility.
The latest Inner Circle webinar recording on my How to Improve Overhead Shoulder Mobility is now available.
Overhead shoulder mobility is an important movement skill that is required for optimal health and performance during many lifts. Here are 4 areas to work on and ways to improve overhead shoulder mobility.
A thorough assessment of the shoulder must look at the posture and dynamic mobility of both the shoulder and scapula. More importantly, we need to assess the interaction between the shoulder and scapula and not look at the two in isolation.
Overhead shoulder mobility is one of the things that a large majority of people could all improve on if addressed appropriately.
Here is a quick video showing how someone may hyperextend the spine with simple arm elevation exercises, such as a full can exercises, and how cueing them to engage their core corrects the movement.
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