The Shoulder – Amazing & Complex (Part II)

Now, the front of the shoulder – it was left off last post.  The reason: without a stable shoulder blade, your “shoulder” doesn’t stand a chance of moving or feeling better. If the shoulder blade is sitting awkwardly or, more importantly moving awkwardly, you are predisposed to negative issues. It is typically the front of the shoulder that can become an issue because of overuse and lack of posterior support…

The Shoulder – Amazing & Complex (Part I)

Oh, the shoulder…where do I start?  I previously addressed the shoulder movement pattern, but feel I need to explain the shoulder in a little greater detail here.  This is not an anatomy lesson, so I don’t want to go into too much detail.  Just know it is complex, very mobile but highly unstable and therefore subject to injury.  It is comprised of the Glenohumeral joint (that is the typical ball…

Movement Pattern 7: Shoulder

Ok, I am finally getting around to posting my thoughts on the shoulder and the movements that are associated with it.  I originally did not discuss the shoulder in the foundational movement patterns, as the shoulder is more involved than these combined shoulder movement assessments…but this method still has merit.  The complexity of the shoulder is the primary reason that I did not initially include them in the prior movement pattern…

What are the best exercises?

The world we live in is not Black and White.  There are often areas of gray (or grey…see what I mean).  Sure, there are some things that are seemingly “either or” situations, but most are not.  We all say we understand and accept that, but we still operationally fall into a rut of this or that thinking.  We often look at fitness, exercise or even rehab in the same way.  We ask…

Movement Concepts

So, all of the information that I have discussed regarding movement competency is admittedly basic and not fully sufficient.  It is, however, foundational.  Beyond that, the concepts remain important aspects of our overall ability to function free of limitations or compensations.  I have attempted to provide pictures and descriptions of movement patterns that we all should be able to accomplish 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.  I have also tried to…