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Muscle Imbalance 1- Pec Minor Dominance

Hi again,

… and an energetic “G’day Mate!” from the Filex Fitness Convention in Melbourne, Australia, where this weekend four of our elite Sports Physiotherapist Rehab Trainer educators are busy teaching and learning!

The Conference sees us focusing our teaching efforts on Muscle Imbalance retraining, Screening for Injury, and Functional Movement prescription – all critical areas where you can up-skill to increase your value to clients, keep them loyal to you, and less frustrated with injury.

The one area we have been developing and fine-tuning over decades of teaching is the understanding and correction of muscle imbalances. We’re so keen to break the stranglehold that over-active muscles have on joint movement and mobility that this material now features heavily in all our courses, especially the 3-day Rehab Essentials, the 3-day Rehab Practitioner, and the 1-day Rehab Express.

Honestly, it is the safest and most basic way for Exercise Professionals to get their hands dirty and help their clients with their pain and injury.

Similarly, Health Professionals will be surprised at how empowered they will feel once they understand movement dysfunction and injury propagation from this perspective. You will wonder why no one has taught you this before.

Of course, we want to share the goodness here on Rehab Friday. Today we kick off with the first of a video series on common muscle imbalances, starting with shoulder and neck pain.

Whether you are exercising in a massive crowd, with a small group, or simply by yourself this weekend, keep alert to muscles that are doing more than their fair share of the work.


In this video I show you how to effectively loosen the very commonly overactive and shortened Pectoralis Minor. It may dominate various movement patterns and cause “movement sins” – suboptimal and subconscious movement patterns that may eventually result in overload of other body structures and cause pain. Pec Minor may dominate over Lower Trapezius for example, and prevent healthy scapula retraction, protraction and upward rotation. 

At a basic level, even the average client’s poor posture will certainly require this type of myofascial loosening in order to give you the breakthroughs you are looking for!