| Article written on March 10th, 2016 at 10:21am | Follow Garrett on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram |
Didn’t get a chance to get out my previous #MobilityMonday posts? Here is a list of what you missed:
- Great Toe
- Hip (Adductors)
- Hip (Hip Flexor & Posterior Capsule)
- Hip (Hamstring Flexibility & Pelvic Positioning)
- Thoracic Spine
The shoulder joint has a large range of motion that often becomes restricted from lack of movement through it’s full range. This is especially true as we go overhead. In particular, the latissimus dorsi, teres major, and long head of the tricep can limit shoulder flexion. I often find this scenario in cyclists and those who sit at disk for extended periods of time.
In the following video, I will provide a simple self-assessment to determine tightness in shoulder flexion and ways to improve any limitations you may have. The previous thoracic spine post will also be valuable to check out since it has a strong impact on shoulder function.
By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART