Learn to address “rounded shoulder posture” in a way that is effective and lasting.
Rounded shoulders are epidemic in modern culture, due to an accumulation of lifestyle influences that most of us are subject to in some way. When the scapula at rest stays positioned in a partially protracted state, shoulder, head and neck pain are an almost inevitable consequence. The shoulder is a joint that allows for extensive range of motion, at the expense of stable, rigid structure. Muscles of the rotator cuff are highly sensitive to proper alignment. In turn, proper shoulder alignment is highly dependent upon the balance between the anterior and posterior scapular stabilizers: most importantly, the pectoralis major and minor, the trapezius and the serratus anterior.
In this course, we go into depth regarding treating the pec/trap relationship, which requires restoring healthy shortening ability in the posterior scapular muscles before attempting to stretch the pecs. Serratus anterior is an often-overlooked third player in this dyad. We cover the relevant perpetuating factors that must be addressed for lasting relief. Mastering this area will become the centerpiece of your success in shoulder work.
This is a key topic for any therapeutic practice. Shoulder sessions are increasingly the most common issue we treat. Using Coaching the Body principles, we can effectively help our clients achieve balanced shoulder posture, and address pain issues in a lasting way.