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Muscle Imbalance 2 – Posterior Cuff Dominance

Many overhead athletes (tennis players, baseball throwers, surfers, etc) and fitness enthusiasts have had to end their careers and sports due to a gradual wearing down of the space in their “socket-ball” joint (note: often people say “ball and socket” but true to the medical terminology, it should be the former, to reflect its true name: “Glenohumeral Joint”). The ball of course should spin centrally in that shallow socket, but over the years ends up drifting north and forward increasing the stress and degeneration of the tendons and bursa that are found in the sub-acromial space.

Today’s myofascial release could realistically be considered the most important work (and poorly done treatment generally by health professionals) that can ever help these types of challenging shoulder pains that typically strike deep inside the shoulder on overhead and pressing movements when the supraspinatus tendon becomes piched and scuffed in the Socket-ball Joint”.

If this describes your shoulder pain, then get in and start a daily programme of this type of loosening work, and don’t relent until the improvement starts to happen!

All the best with Muscle Imbalance #2 in our series of Five Most Common Muscle Imbalances of the human body.

Ulrik

Video: Muscle Imbalance 2 – Posterior Cuff Dominance

This video demonstrates myofascial release of the posterior cuff group of muscles. This technique could realistically be considered one of the most powerful and effective methods available to help these types of challenging shoulder pains… pains that typically strike deep inside the shoulder on overhead and pressing movements when the supraspinatus tendon becomes piched and scuffed in the Socket-ball Joint.
If this describes your shoulder pain, then get in and start a daily programme of this type of loosening work, and don’t relent until the improvement starts to happen!
This loosening technique is just one of the many practical, effective tools that is taught in the Rehab Trainer courses by our great team of elite sports physiotherapists. Every course is jam-packed with techniques that Personal Trainers and Exercise Professionals can use with your clients to reduce pain and prevent injury.