Ever wonder why your shoulder or neck hurts when you reach overhead or while you’re lifting weights? Chances are good that posture is a contributing factor. One of the most common postures I see across age groups is where the shoulders (where the upper arm meets the collar bone and shoulder blade) are slightly rotated in. This happens often for 3 main reasons. 1) some muscles are long and weak 2) some muscles are short and/or stiff 3) You habits feeding into the above.
So we know that this can be an issue, the next question is “how can I fix this?”
Check out my video below where I target the flexibility portion of this question.
If you think you might have poor posture, you may find a prevous post helpful as well which addresses Forward Head Posture .
I hope this is helpful.
Nicole Mims. PT, DPT.