Protocols for Shoulder Strengthening & Regeneration

In-Clinic Therapies:

  1. 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)

      (INSERT VIDEO)

  2. ***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:

  1. 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 deg each way)

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

      (INSERT VIDEO)

  2. 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)

      (INSERT VIDEO)

  3. Neck Holds

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

      (INSERT VIDEO)

  4. 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)

(INSERT VIDEO)