Did you know that 40% of all injuries related to resistance training affect the shoulder, making it the number one cause of pain in the gym.
This is totally true. If I think back to all the patients I have had with shoulder pain, most of the time is started with some sort of resistance movement.
What I notice most often is the major problem as to why they have developed a should problem is because of the lack of warm up.
I am always surprised with how many people still in 2013 do absolutely no warm up before they begin exercise.
For the major joints like the hip and shoulder warming up those joints is really the difference between injury and no injury.
Whenever Rick and I are talking and discussing shoulder mechanics, Rick always comes back to this concept of proper warm up. When you ask him what he thinks a good warm up is, he always talks about the push up.
The push up is a whole body movement pattern which is a simple way to get the temperature up in the shoulder joint so when moved properly it can go through its full range of movement.
Here is a simple exercise everyone should be doing before they to their workout
Whenever I am presented with a patient and should pain their story is almost always the same.
They have been to the doctor.
The doctors has prescribed pain medication or anti inflammatories and they return 2-3 weeks later with no decrease in the pain.
The doctors sends them to a physiotherapist and the physio works on them a couple times a week for a month or two with no results or maybe a slight improvement.
Then they are back at the doctors office for a referral for a MRI which shows nothing and then it is on to the pain clinic for a cortisone injection which helps but months later the pain comes back.
This vicious cycle just continues until they look outside the box, which is why you are ready this you are looking for something different.
What I have found over the last 10 years that works really well with should pain is the combination of adjusting the neck, shoulder and mid back with a very specific exercise program.
The solution to this vicious cycle is to deal with the CAUSE of the problem and this is usually never done.
It seems like the obvious solution but almost no doctor or physiotherapist attempts to identify the root cause.
“Neither Strengthening nor Stretching Will Help You Until The Shoulder Joint Has Been Reshaped Into a Pain Free Joint.” source
While strengthening is important, it needs to be done when the shoulder joint has been reshaped into a pain-free shoulder joint.
If you have not reshaped the shoulder joint into a pain-free joint, you are just adding more strength to a painful joint and making the problem worse.
In time this stress leads to repetitive shoulder injuries, increased shoulder joint damage and shoulder pain.
“Shoulder Reshaping 3-Part Method” or SR3-Method for short.
This is a system that Rick created based on research that he felt was important to help the shoulder heal properly and permanently.
This is not something typical that you would get from a physiotherapist this is you can only get through the SR3-Method that Rick created.
Rick has broken up dealing with should pain in 3 parts.
- First you need to reshape the joint. This is about putting the shoulder joint into the proper alignment.Rick discusses this in detail in the first video of the SR3-Method to fixing shoulder pain.
- The second part of the program deals with improving tissue quality so that the shoulder blade can sit better and glide easier over the shoulder complex.
- The third and last part of the SR3-Method is dealing with improving shoulder movement endurance through specific exercise. Shoulder strength and stability is all about being able to make effective movements for long periods of time and this the most critical part of getting rid of your shoulder pain.
If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired with a bumbed shoulder and frustrated with the chronic pain then give Rick’s program a try.
This is the only thing I use to help my patients with shoulder pain. Click on the image below to go fix your shoulder pain.