So, this week is a bit of a little lull in my progression as I am already doing everything I am allowed to do for this phase, but I still have another week before I can start doing the next phase. I am finding things easier and less painful as the days go on, so that does make me feel good about my progress.
With that in mind, I figured I would make good use of the week with a post about healthy shoulders. It has been incredibly important to me to keep my shoulders in commission while my ankle is healing since a great deal of the exercises I am still able to do are upper body exercises, which can put stress on the shoulders. There are lots of shoulder exercise routines out there, and I have been enjoying YouTube and all it has to inspire me to work hard at strengthening my shoulders during this time (if you want to view some of the videos I have enjoyed the most, send me an email, I would be happy to share!) There are a few simple exercises and tweaks I make to any upper body strengthening program to ensure that my shoulders stay healthy and strong.
I made a video that goes over advice I would give to any client that came to see me with shoulder pain. I hope you find it helpful!
In this video, I will go over basic tips to prevent irritation of a shoulder injury during upper body strengthening. I will also give a few exercises and mobilization techniques that would be beneficial for anyone interested in keeping their shoulders healthy. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me!