Today I am going to provide the second part of my “shoulder saving tips,” which are my shoulder do’s. Again, this two-part series is in response to numerous questions I get each week from patients and clients as well as from my observations in watching people at the gym.
As we see more and more shoulder injuries in our clinic, one of the places our patients commonly hurt their shoulder is at the gym.
Unfortunately, what people do not know or realize is there are common exercises and approaches that many perform at the gym that may set people up for an injury.
Are We Missing the mark as Parents and Coaches?
I have the great fortune to be around sports every day. Professionally I work with young, injured athletes and help them get back to competing with their teams again. Personally, I have a young son who has started the process of playing organized sports. Being a physical therapist for many years, I am in a unique position where I have contact with a variety of different people and organizations that are involved in a vast spectrum of sports all across Omaha.