First published on DoshaFit.ca
Many of my clients are struggling with shoulder injuries, or have been in the past. The road to recovery when it comes to injuries around this fragile joint can be long and tedious. I myself have suffered from a shoulder injury on my right shoulder for many years which eventually recovered through rehab exercises and resistance training. Strength training is a crucial tool when dealing with most shoulder pain, injuries, strains, sprains, impingement, tendinitis and many other of its kind.
Do You Know Shoulder Pain?
When I dealt with my rotator cuff injury I consulted with a physio therapist and with the support of modified weight training got good results. In a way I’m not unhappy I had to deal with the pain myself since I seem to attract clients into my personal training practice who are dealing with similar issues as I did. It has made me a better trainer to these clients, I have experienced on my own body how to treat these pesky conditions.
Once my right shoulder had healed I’m sad to say that my left shoulder started acting up. At that point I came across Rick Kaselj, Vancouver, B.C. Based Exercise For Injury specialist, who has made it his mission in life to educate trainers and athletes on the treatment of injuries through exercise.
Even without being acutely in pain, once you experience pain through a shoulder injury you will always be slightly aware of your movements.
In pain we often don’t think of preventing it, but treating it, but there is still the issue of “what do I do once my shoulder feels better?”
In the video below Rick Kaselj talks about a simple technique to test your shoulder strength and mobility, but also let’s you know how to improve it.
It’s about 20 minutes long and will give you a wealth of information.
If you have or had a shoulder injury, or know someone who does I suggest to check out Rick’s “Fix My Shoulder Pain” Program that teaches three important steps to a healthy shoulder. It’s what has helped me stay mobile and be stronger now then I may have been before my injury.
Talk about side planks. ;)
I hope you get incentive to stop your suffering from this article and a ton of useful information from Rick’s video and material on how to have a pain free shoulder. You can click on the image below to get more info on Rick’s program.
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