Protocols for Shoulder Strengthening & Regeneration

In-Clinic Therapies:

Shoulder Stability Exercise

  • Hold DB’s or KB’s at sides with palms facing forward

  • Let arms hang (do NOT shrug or tighten/raise shoulders)

  • Swing arms lightly & gently from belly to butt without moving shoulders (5 mins, work to 10 mins)


***Vibe Plate Stepping (if shoulder imbalance)

  • Holding arm of lower shoulder up on bar (work up to 10 mins)

  • ***(Only if prescribed by DD)


 

Outside-Clinic Therapies:

Neck Extensions (therapy while sitting or working at desk)

  • Reduces stress from anterior head posture & improves cervical curve

  • Hand towel around lower cervical and braced on chest

  • Mild extensions, 3 positions (straight & head rotated 45 degree each way)

  • 50-100 reps (multiple times through the day)


Neck Retractions (therapy in the car)

  • Reduces stress from anterior head posture

  • Press head straight back into headrest (5 sec Holds, 10x)

  • (Therapy at work or home)

  • Hand towel around back of the head (5 sec holds 10x, multiple times per day)


Neck Holds

  • Prone, rest hands under chin + deep breathing, must stay relaxed (work up to 18 mins)


Shoulder Stability Exercise

  • Hold DB’s or KB’s at sides with palms facing forward

  • Let arms hang (do NOT shrug or tighten/raise shoulders)

  • Swing arms lightly & gently from belly to butt without moving shoulders (work up to doing for 10 mins)