How many types of shoulder injuries can we name? There's the rotator cuff tear, bursitis, frozen shoulder, bicep tendinitis. These seem to be common with women, probably due to our innate lack of upper body strength relative to men. These injuries can occur as a result of overuse, but can also be caused by just a bad, off balance fall. Due to the complexity of the shoulder joint, an injury to this part of the body usually takes a very long time to fully recover. (my own shoulder injury took approx 1 and 1/2 years of rehabilitation until full range of motion and strength returned). So what can be done to avoid this situation? Strengthening the upper body stabilizer muscles is an important part of the Pilates Method. Most people think of Pilates being synonymous with core work, but much attention is also paid to the flexibility and strength of the upper back, chest, shoulders, and arms. There is no better way to do this than a combination of TRX suspension strength training and Pilates Reformer work all wrapped up in a single class at Mission Valley Pilates & Fitness. We are attentive to including these muscles in every workout, guiding members to work at their own pace to strengthen without overdoing it. Our golfers especially focus on this, as well as anyone trying to avoid back injury or recovering from back surgery. Give us a call to discuss how we can help you avoid shoulder injuries! 858 735 8705
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