Joint Mobility for a Shoulder Issue, Which Joints Help the Most?
Common wisdom would say that you need to work on the shoulder. Perhaps
Further done the chain they say scapular mobility. Perhaps
Now thoracic spine mobility is the in thing. Does that help? Perhaps
What about opposite hip function since we know they are connected via the serape effect? Perhpas
Opposite foot and ankle? Same side wrist?
The key question is “How do you know”
Everyone is different, so you will need a custom approach with each athlete.
In general, for shoulder issues I find the following to work really well
- Same side wrist
- Thoracic Spine
- Opposite Hip
- Opposite foot/ankle
Does this work all the time? No, but most of the time is does for acute/chronic movement issues.
If you get rid of the pain, is the athlete good to go?
No, you need to make sure they can play their sport at the same level as before. Performance must be evaluated. If there is still a decrease in performance, they are not 100%, despite passing whatever wizz bang test of the week they ace.
What do you think? What works for you? Let me know in the comments section! I love comments!!
Thanks to Jodie for letting me film her in the video as an example. Only 3 more weeks until the big wedding date for us!