Posted originally in March 2017
Let us present you with this phenomenal mobility exercise to improve your posture. This can be done anywhere.
You can use a towel, but we preferred a wooden stick or broomstick.
Here are the benefits:
#1 - Range of motion - The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, but as we build muscle, injuries, or simply forgot the use of our shoulders, our ability to move them through their full arc decreases. This mobility is an exercise that articulates the scapula through its full range of motion, and when done properly, will increase and restore your natural range.
#2 - Strength and Stability - It is easy to say that an exercise or activity is dangerous, when in reality it is not the activity that is risky, but the lack of preparation that can lead to injury. Doing this motion prior to exercise will activates the muscles that stabilize and manipulate the shoulder. This should not be painful or cause grinding and popping, but rather should be relatively smooth and controlled. If that happen please contact us.
#3 - Injury Prevention - This mobility is one of the exercises that bring stability and strength to prevent injuries on the neck and shoulders.
#4 - Rehabilitation - After an injury, we often experience fear, avoidance, and undesirable patterns of movement. This mobility is a wonderful rehab tool for chasing the edge of your range of motion and increasing it back to where it was and then beyond!
While performing this exercise listen to your body and contact us if this simple movement is challenging. Improving mobility and posture will improve your health now and improve your future.
Disclaimer: This content is for information purposes only, contact us or consult with your provider before implementing this exercise.
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