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Why is it important to use clinical exercise prescription for the rehabilitation and prevention of shoulder injuries?
Exercise prescription is paramount to ensure successful rehabilitation and prevention of all shoulder injuries. Attending clinical rehabilitation exercise classes (incorporating clinical Pilates equipment with Pilates, functional strength and conditioning principles), is an excellent way to improve stabilisation of the shoulder blades on the ribcage, and strengthen the muscles that provide stability for your shoulder.
Why is shoulder blade control important?
In order to prevent shoulder injuries, shoulder blade placement on the ribcage and control of the shoulder blade stabilising muscles are important to focus on, as poor shoulder blade stabilization can lead to numerous overuse injuries and pain in the neck or shoulder regions.
During your clinical exercise rehabilitation class you will be regularly cued to maintain your neutral spine, and keep your collarbones wide, in order to prevent rounding your shoulders forwards, and therefore losing correct shoulder blade placement. This is important to think about during the day to avoid falling into the commonly seen slumped posture that we are seeing more of these days due to our increase in screen use.
What else needs to be focused on for improving shoulder function?
Not only is good postural alignment important for our shoulder injury prevention, but it is also important for maintaining adequate mid back (thoracic) mobility, which is needed to prevent overuse of your rotator cuff muscles. Good thoracic mobility is essential for performing functional activities such as, swinging a golf club, throwing a ball, or even performing a freestyle stroke.
How will clinical rehabilitation exercise classes be helpful for my shoulder?
Our clinical rehabilitation classes consisting of Pilates and gym equipment, and are focused on addressing and training correct shoulder blade placement, and strengthening the muscles stabilising the shoulder blade and shoulder joint. The classes also focus on improving mid back (thoracic) mobility, deep abdominal strength and postural alignment (all needed for strong shoulders).
What equipment will be used in the clinical class to help with my shoulder injury?
A variety of equipment is used to ensure we our meeting our patients shoulder rehabilitation or preventive goals. Therefore, to help us achieve this, we use exercises on the mat, reformer, chair, Cadillac, and additionally may incorporate these exercises with therabands, softballs, foam rollers, dumbbells and kettlebells.
If you would like to find out more about our clinical mat or equipment small group exercise classes check our website or call Sydney Physio Solutions on 92525770.