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Coaching proper shoulder movement is a difficult task, especially overhead movements. Where do you even being to assess shoulder movement in clients? After all, there are “a lot of moving parts that create shoulder flexion to get the arm overhead,” and drilling down the problem in the movement chain can be daunting.
This week, Dean Somerset takes on the question of how to systematically assess a faulty movement pattern — and the starting point isn’t the shoulder. Instead, Dean suggests we start with breath mobility, then move through thoracic positioning, into scapular mobility, and finally into glenohumeral motion. He also provides some drill options for helping your clients prime optimal movement patterns once you have found their issues.
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