Are You Damaging Your Clients and Patients Shoulders – Try These Essential Rehab Strategies

Shoulder pain is one of the most common problems treated by Allied Health Professionals – with the shoulder also being easily injured by well meaning fitness trainers.

I urge all health and fitness professionals to remember the following key
points when constructing your fitness and rehabilitation programs.

Balance the Position of Your Shoulders

The demise of the Bent Over Row in most fitness programs has led to a dominance
of rowing movements with the elbow closer to the sides – ie closer grip seated
chest pad rows and seated cable rows.

This flexion/extension action at the shoulder does not adequately balance the
amount of wider grip pressing work that the shoulders are usually involved in
with most pressing exercises – ie Barbell Bench Press.

Tip – If you are doing lots of horizontal adduction/abduction – wider grip style –
pressing movements in your chest programs make sure you balance this with wide
arm Bent Over Rows.

Encourage Thoracic Spine Extension and Do This Test

I am yet to see a shoulder related problem that cannot be at least partly eased
by the introduction of exercises to increase the mobility of the thoracic spine
– as many professionals fail to see the role that the Thoracic Spine plays in
loading (or unloading as the case may be) the gleno-humeral joint.

I encourage all health and fitness professionals to include a basic thoracic spine
mobility test in all their pre-exercise screenings.

One of the simplest tests involves asking the patient to sit on the edge of a
bench and raising both arms as far as possible over their heads.

If the patient cannot reach at least 170 degrees of shoulder
flexion they should not be given overhead exercises.

It is clear to see that this reduced range of motion would lead to massive
stresses being placed on the gleno-humeral joint during most overhead pressing
exercises.

Tip –  Include exercises which encourage thoracic extension and rotation in all training programs – some of my favourites include –  ball pullovers, one arm dumbell rows and standing one arm cable rows.

30 Minutes to Better Shoulder Rehabilitation

I have recently made available a FREE 30 minute section of my recently recorded “Physios Guide to Lifting Techniques” seminar.

This 30 minute preview includes a more details analysis of the best and most
effective shoulder rehabilitation and injury prevention tips and strategies
that all professionals should know and use.

At the end of the 30 min session I will also give you a link for a low cost 30 day trial
membership of my PhysioProfessor.com or thePTProfessor.com

online education portal – where you can see the full version of this lecture.

Here is the link to the FREE 30 minute shoulder rehabilitation section of “A Physios
Guide to Lifting Techniques”

http://www.healthbusinessprofits.com/evplayer/?seed=wrightliftingpreview

Free Webinar

A reminder to make sure you register for and watch my latest FREE
webinar “The Truth About Dangerous Exercises and Personal Training”.

You find out more and register for this webinar at:

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Best Wishes

Paul Wright

A Physio’s Guide to Correct Lifting Techniques and Rehabilitation

A Physios Guide to Lifting Techniques and Rehabilitation?

Are you a health professional involved in exercise prescription and rehabilitation?

Are you a Physiotherapist wanting to learn more about exercise rehabilitation for your gym training patients?

Are you a Personal Trainer – concerned that you are giving your clients the correct advice and instruction?

In March this year I presented a series of seminars on the NSW Central Coast to a group of health professionals – one of these presentations was:

“A Physios Guide to Lifting Techniques and Rehabilitation”

I am pleased to say that I recorded this great presentation and it is now available to view for members of my www.PhysioProfessor.com and www.thePTProfessor.com online education portals.

This lecture is the featured presentation this month on all learning pathways inside PhysioProfessor.com and thePTProfessor.com – so members make sure you check it out .

If you are a member of PhysioProfessor.com just log into the system and you will see this new lecture is the featured presentation in this month’s program.

If you are not yet a member go to www.PhysioProfessor.com and join now to get immediate access to this session as well as another 60 hours of great online content.

If you are a Personal Trainer – you can also get immediate access to this session as a member of my new thePTProfessor.com program.

In this program you will also get access to over 60 hours of online education, 15 CEC’s, and a PT Rehab forum where you can ask your most pressing rehabilitation and injury prevention questions.

Full details and registrations can be found at :

www.thePTProfessor.com

Here is just some of what you will learn in the latest 90 minute presentation.

“A Physios Guide to Lifting Techniques and Rehabilitation” with Paul Wright

–          Learn the correct technique for a majority of resistance training exercises and the best rehab exercises for the most common injuries.

–          The right to left strength imbalance that can lead to injury and how most health professionals miss it.

–          Why weakness is more important than alignment in preventing knee pain.

–          What the Australian Wallabies strength and condition coach said when asked to name his “Top 10 Exercises”.

–          How low to squat and how to determine the correct depth for your clients and patients.

–          The “late and last” lunge technique that can increase success of the exercise and improve results.

–          The fundamental problem with leg pressing and the modification that can increase its benefit to your clients and patients.

–          Why some health professionals are ‘copping out” in their exercise choices and how to avoid these mistakes.

–         How when and why to use a ball wall squat over a standard squat and the key teaching point that must be obeyed to allow optimal benefit from this exercise.

–          The best exercise to treat patello-femoral pain and how this has been successful in treating this common problem for over 20 years.

–          The best swiss ball exercise for treating knee pain – are you using it?

–          The hip stretch used by the Crusaders and All Blacks that helped reduce knee and groin pain – and how you can use it in your training sessions now.

–          How “rehab gone wrong” can set your clients up for shoulder pain.

–          The technique flaw in bent rows that causes most shoulder problems and what to do about it.

–          The training technique that increase bench press strength by over 30%.

–          The amazing advantage provided by the one arm row and the technique flaw that can make it useless for some people.

–          Bent row versus inverted row – which is best exercise and why?

–          The simple technique change for shoulder press that can reduce shoulder pain in fitness centres.

–          The secret training tip that gives a safe push up every time.

–          The “body position” – technique that reduces shoulder stress in resistance training programs and how to use it in your training sessions and rehabilitation programs now.

–          The dip technique taught in the 1940s that is still one of the most effective but dangerous tricep exercises.

–          The dip modification – that people think you are doing incorrectly– but is one of the most effective rehab exercises.

–          The throwing exercise all athletes must do to prevent shoulder problems.

–          The truth about the “Lordotic Lifting Posture” and how it can actually increase pain and risk when training.

–          The best hamstring gluteal exercise available – are you doing it?

–          The tricep exercise that is like the leg extension is to the knee and why this exercise causes over 60% of all elbow problems.

–          The simple modification to wrist exercises that will reduce your wrist and elbow problems.

Plus Much MORE:

If you are a member of PhysioProfessor.com just log into the system and you will see this new lecture is the featured presentation in this month’s program.

If you are not yet a member of this program go to www.PhysioProfessor.com and join now to get immediate access to this session as well as another 60 hours of great online content.

If you are a Personal Trainer – you can also get immediate access to this session as a member of my new thePTProfessor.com program – where you will also get access to over 60 hours of online education, 15 CEC’s, and a PT Rehab forum where you can ask your most pressing rehabilitation and injury prevention questions.

Full details and registrations for personal trainers be made at

www.thePTProfessor.com

Free Webinar

A reminder to make sure you register for and watch my latest FREE webinar “The Truth About Dangerous Exercises and Personal Training”.

You find out more and register for this webinar at:

http://ewebinars.com/4185/n5d8uyc9x1/webinar-register.php

Best Wishes

Paul Wright

Injury Prediction Testing for Personal Trainers – 8 Minute Video

Following up on my recent post about the lecture:

“Prehab – Injury Prevention and Prediction for Health and Fitness Professionals”

I have just addedd a short video below that summarises some of this great seminar.

You can see the video at:

http://youtu.be/e19Qy7NGTdc

If you are a member of PhysioProfessor.com just log into the system and you can watch the full lecture.

If you are not yet a member go to www.PhysioProfessor.com and join now to get immediate access to this session as well as another 60 hours of great online content.

If you are a Personal Trainer – you can also get immediate access to this session as a member of my new thePTProfessor.com program.

In this program you will also get access to over 60 hours of online education, 15 CEC’s, and a PT Rehab forum where you can ask your most pressing rehabilitation and injury prevention questions.

Full details and registrations can be made at :

www.thePTProfessor.com

The Truth About Dangerous Exercises, Fitness and Personal Training – Free Webinar with Paul Wright

This FREE webinar will give you facts about dangerous exercises and personal training that all health and fitness professionals should know.

In this presentation International Health and Fitness expert – Paul Wright – will share with you: Continue reading

Muscle Imbalance and Injury Risk – Tips for Personal Trainers by Paul Wright

Many people looking to get fit end up with injuries, and it is a sad fact that many of these injuries can be prevented by looking more closely at how the exercise programs are structured and how they effectively balance all the muscles of the body.

Muscle balance can be defined as the “relationship between both the strength and the length of muscles and groups of muscles as they cross over joints “. This definition leads us to the conclusion that it is possible for muscles to have any or a combination of the following : Continue reading

Shoulder and AC Joint Pain – Exercise Tips for Personal Trainers

Pain originating from the AC joint (the joint at the end of the collarbone – on top of the shoulder) is usually well localized and the client will often place one finger directly over the AC joint when asked to indicate the most painful area.

There is usually discomfort with humerus and scapula movement, particularly movements where the arm is brought across the body into a horizontally flexed position. Uncomfortable exercises in the gym may include bench press ( particularly wide grip bench as you have found already), dips and push-ups. The person often has difficulty sleeping on the effected side.

 Some suggestion to reduce stress on the AC joint include: Continue reading