Shoulder Pain … What Can You Do?
This is an email I received from one of our clients … a triathlete. Peter developed shoulder pain due to (in his words) “horrible posture”, “weak rotator cuff muscles” and a “poor swimming stroke”.
“Hi Chris – thanks for checking in with me. So, my shoulder(s) are mostly pain-free – a little sore now and then, not acute by any means – never even consider taking Advil or anything like that.
I’m swimming twice a week, with one of those a mile or more in open-water, so fairly challenging – a good workout for me anyway.
I’ve settled into a shoulder routine that consists of a couple weight machines (lateral lift, and a pulldown type thing on the lat machine, designed for swimming strength), stretches and strength exercises from physical therapy, a bit of the shoulderhorn, and the ROTATER is absolutely key. I use it only for the stretches, not the strength exercises.
The ROTATER is isolating the 4 rotator cuff muscles more than anything else I do – I can feel it.
So that’s what’s working for me Chris. Am I a believer in the ROTATER? Absolutely – again, for me, the stretching routines are what I use it for.