Many people are working from home and the ergonomics of working in a home situation can contribute to shoulder issues.
The shoulder is a very mobile area of the body – actually its one of the most mobile joints we have. It can move in multiple directions including up, down, back, forward and various forms of rotation. You will notice we cover all these movements in our sessions....
Just take a moment for me please to move your arm and shoulder around and explore just what type of range of motion you actually have in yours.!
Now all those movements you have just done with your shoulders you don't do enough !!!
Why ? Because we don’t generally access the full range of movements our shoulders can make. That’s why I’ve recorded you a FREE workout for you to do this week! .....
Think of your day, we spend a lot of our time with our arms forward and rotated inwards to do many tasks such as typing, texting, eating driving, playing with the kids and so on.
So why does it matter that we don't use the full range of movements?.....well when the body doesn’t use all that it's capable of, it eventually loses the ability to do so. ( have you heard the saying...if you don't use it, you loose it.?)
Not only is the shoulder very mobile, it is also capable of being very strong too, we can hang from a bar, from tree branches but then we can also push and pull heavy objects.
We also need the shoulders to be stable.
So we should work on 3 things-
Mobility, Strength and Stability - and yes we cover all of these things in our pilates sessions too.!