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The Influence of Pain on Shoulder Mechanics

The Influence of Pain on Shoulder Biomechanics

A recent research report in JOSPT examined how the shoulder and scapula of people with pain moves differently than those without pain.

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ER Press Exercise

Great Exercise to Enhance Posterior Shoulder Strength, Endurance, and Overhead Stability

I wanted to share an exercise I have been incorporating into my programs lately to develop posterior shoulder strength, endurance, and overhead stability. I call it the ER Press as it combines shoulder external rotation in an abducted position with an overhead press. When performed with exercise tubing, it provides an anterior force that the […]

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Assessing_Scapular_Position

Assessing Scapular Position

While I have openly stated in the past that assessing scapular position is not as significant as looking at dynamic mobility, I do feel it is worth starting your assessment with position. You have to know where to start to know where to go.

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Band Resisted Horizontal Abduction with a Press

A New Exercise for Shoulder, Scapula, and Core Control

Here is an exercise that works shoulder, scapula, & core control. I’m a fan of exercises that promote strength & stability in one exercise.

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Assessing Shoulder and Scapular Dynamic Mobility

Assessing Shoulder and Scapular Dynamic Mobility

A thorough assessment of the shoulder must look at the posture and dynamic mobility of both the shoulder and scapula. More importantly, we need to assess the interaction between the shoulder and scapula and not look at the two in isolation.

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Enhancing Overhead Shoulder Mobility

Enhancing Overhead Shoulder Mobility

Overhead shoulder mobility is one of the things that a large majority of people could all improve on if addressed appropriately.

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Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body

Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body

My latest educational program with Eric Cressey, Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body, is now available!

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yoga stability push up

Yoga Stability Push Up

I’ve recently been playing around with a variation of the yoga push up on an unstable surface. The yoga push up exercise integrates a push up with a plus with the downward dog yoga position. You can also perform this exercise on an unstable surface, such as a stability ball to enhance stability of the […]

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