Posts Tagged "shoulder mobility"

Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder moving?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder moving?

This week, check out the first part of a great two-part Active Isolated Stretch for the shoulder. Taking care of the shoulders is not only important for athletes like swimmers, climbers, dancers, and yogis, but also for preventing shoulder joint stiffness and injuries as we age. In this Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz demonstrates how to work with the shoulder in its internal rotation to stretch its external rotators. This one is great for increasing your range of motion while reaching backwards or behind your back. Try it out, and then stay tuned for a complementary stretch next week — an...

Read More

Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder mobility?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder mobility?

If you spend a lot of time at a desk, or behind the wheel of a car, you might notice that your shoulders feel rounded forward and stiff by the end of the day. If not attended to, this can lead to pain and dysfunction over time. This week's quick tip is a great way to counter those harmful patterns and make sure you're keeping your shoulders, neck, pecs, and upper back healthy. Although we can help you treat these issues, it is our goal to help you prevent them!   This super easy dynamic stretch is also a great one to practice before a workout that requires a lot of shoulder and...

Read More

Quick Tip: Do know how to roll out your side with a lacrosse ball?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do know how to roll out your side with a lacrosse ball?

  If you’re looking to supplement your shoulder or lat stretches, or just want a quick way to loosen up those muscles, then take a look at this week’s quick tip! Scott shows you how to effectively use a lacrosse ball to release muscle and fascia tension, improve mobility, and regain some range of motion. If you don’t have a lacrosse ball, think about picking one up the next time you are in the studio for your...

Read More

Quick Tip: Do you know how to floss your shoulders almost anywhere?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to floss your shoulders almost anywhere?

I hope that superficial back line stretch from last week went well for you. This week Jenny demonstrates a great complimentary exercise to the SBL stretch with this shoulder flossing technique. Our shoulders are meant to move – that’s why they have so many muscles attached to them – and this stretch will definitely get them moving all over! This is an easy and effective exercise for desk workers, swimmers, yogis, runners with stiff shoulders or anyone looking to benefit from increased shoulder mobility. Remember to breathe through the stretch and stabilize the rest of your body so you are...

Read More

Quick Tip: Looking to stretch your posterior shoulder?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Community Workshop, Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Looking to stretch your posterior shoulder?

In this week’s quick tip we will show you how to stretch the back of your shoulder while additionally increasing range of motion in your shoulder. Breathe into it and use it also as an opportunity to open up the back of your lungs and ribcage. It also, coincidentally, is great for anyone looking to improve his or her football throw just in time to play some catch before the Super Bowl! Don’t forget to plan how you want to spend your Valentine’s Day! If you are doing anything holiday related or not, Psoas is here to help you out. We are discounting all gift certificates $10...

Read More