Shoulder dysfunction is widespread, causing pain in 21% of the population. 40% of these cases are problematic for at least a year. When the full skeleton is in proper alignment, the shoulder works properly. But when the middle (thoracic) spine is extremely flexed forward (like when we sit over the computer keyboard), the shoulders can not possibly perform well, since the scapular stabilizers and rotator cuff muscles can not move effectively.
At Mission Valley Pilates & Fitness studio in San Diego, we focus on posture and core strength in each of our Pilates Reformer classes. We spend part of each pilates class focusing on making the middle back stronger and more flexible. This provides the foundation necessary for proper shoulder functioning. We also focus on core and hip strengthening, which when weak, force the shoulders to bear the brunt.
Give us a call to discuss how our Pilates/TRX training classes can insure healthy shoulders for life!
Mission Valley Pilates & Fitness.