Let’s be honest, the shoulder is a pretty complicated bunch of joints that we tend to pay little attention to – until it hurts! In truth, we can recover from injury, or prevent future injury from taking place, with regular care and feeding of our shoulders. What does that look like? Functional and progressive movements that both challenge us to maintain healthy shoulder mobility and strength, and also prepare us for those big shoulder based movements of pushing and pulling (what shoulders are made for!).
In this tutorial you will:
- Receive close to 3 hours of viewing and practice material
- Learn a movement-based approach to working with clients who have an array of shoulder concerns, or who simply want to get stronger and more flexible through the whole shoulder girdle
- Acquire a progression of exercises that explore wrist and hand function, scapular control, end range strength and stability of the shoulder, and the required strength and functionality to perform the two most basic shoulder movements: pushing and pulling! These exercises can also easily be introduced into any movement class.
- Review musculoskeletal anatomy to better understand how the shoulder integrates with the neck and trunk
- Study up-to-date, biopsychosocial pain science that breaks down old beliefs around shoulder positions and movements – and how we incorrectly emphasize position over function
What to Expect in our Shoulders Tutorial
- Corrective and progressive exercise techniques for the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders
- Extensive anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology, and movement myths busted
- Watch immediately upon purchase!
- Tutorials are available forever
- Over 2.5 hours total viewing time
- 5 hours Yoga Alliance CEUs
Preview our Shoulders Tutorial
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
“Hey! I just wanted to say thank you so much for the Shoulders Tutorial (all the tutorials really). There is a woman who has been coming to classes and she has barely moved her left arm for years out of fear (of pain). She had shoulder replacement surgery, went through rehab, was discharged all good and then just stopped moving. I asked if I could meet with her. We went through her exercises together - I helped her slow down, breathe, stop the negative self-talk and helped refine her movement. One week later she came back and was excited to tell me she washed her hair with both hands for the first time in years. She also has hope that will regain pain-free movement of her arm for the first time in years. I had a lot of the knowledge I needed beforehand to help I just lacked the confidence. This tutorial, so specific to the shoulder, all the info in one place helped so much. Thank you!” -Shari Larson, yoga teacher
“Just completed shoulders tutorial and it was amazing! Each of you is articulate, knowledgeable, and practical. I've never had instructors who make complex concepts easy to understand in a way that you three have done. You are truly gifts to the movement field. looked forward to finding the time each day to work through it and can't wait to use the exercises with clients.” -Leslie Danielle West
Part 1: Body Science (52:12)
- Intro (4:13)
- Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Shoulder Joint Complex (10:04)
- Muscles of the Shoulder Joint Complex (6:41)
- Incongruencies (8:19)
- Taking a Positive Approach to Teaching Movement (4:10)
- Myth-Busting Part 1 (4:30)
- Myth-Busting Part 2 (6:15)
- Myth-Busting Part 3 (4:00)
- Load Imbalances in the Yoga Practice and the Importance of Load Exposure vs. Load Avoidance (3:54)
Part 2: Hand, Wrist, Elbow: Conditioning for Pushing and Pulling (19:45)
Ten Exercise Progressions
- Intro (00:36)
- 1 - Wrist Abs (2:53)
- 2 - Bottom’s Up (3:29)
- 3 - The Tipsy Dowel (1:28)
- 4- aROM and pROM Wrist Mobility (1:33)
- 5- Hand Hovers (1:14)
- 6 - Block Hovers (1:07)
- 7 - Grip Strength in Pulling (1:34)
- 8 - Squeezy Hand Hovers (1:22)
- 9 - Touchy Squeezy (1:01)
- 10 - Push Me Pull Me (4:03)
Part 3a: Can You Move Your Shoulder Blades?: Scapular Control, Mobility, and Stabilization (16:40)
Four Exercise Progressions
- 1 - Scapular Clocks (5:28)
- 2 - Scapular Pushups with Multiple Modes of Feedback (3:13)
- 3 - Banded Scapular Circles in Multiple Orientations (6:36)
- 4 - Scapular Circles from Extension (1:23)
Part 3b: Rotator Cuff Stuff: A Focus on Shoulder Stability (12:13)
Five Exercise Progressions
- 1 - Tree Huggers (2:17)
- 2 - D1 and D2 Patters (6:59)
- 3 - Wonder Woman (0:33)
- 4 - The Floss (0:31)
- 5 - Reverse Turn Table (1:53)
Part 4a: End Range Strength and Stability: Getting Ready to Load in All the Ways (27:58)
Eleven Exercise Progressions
- 1 - pROM to aROM internal rotation (1:21)
- 2 - Serratus Lift Off (2:13)
- 3 - Feeling Push Back (00:58)
- 4 - Bolster Your Core (3:45)
- 5 - Banded Push Outs (3:03)
- 6 - Around The World (1:32)
- 7 - Floating Block (3:46)
- 8 - Climb the Pole (3:08)
- 9 - Big Ball Squeeze (1:38)
- 10 - Wash the Wall (3:50)
- 11 - Floor Scrubs (4:04)
Part 4b: Pull Up and Push Up Progressions (14:05)
- Getting Ready to Pull Up (5:11)
- Getting Ready to Push Up (8:54)
Part 5: Possible Solutions for Frozen Shoulder (7:24)
One Lesson Four Exercises
- About Frozen Shoulders (3:35)
- 1 - Dowel Slide (00:40)
- 2 - Zip Up Your Dress (00:35)
- 3 - Sleep Standing Up (00:45)
- 4 - Heavy Arm Hang (1:09)
- Closing (00:40)
1. I'm not a teacher. Is this tutorial for students, too?
Absolutely. This tutorial is for anyone. It is meant for teachers and students alike.
2. Do I have to have a strong background in anatomy to benefit from the information in this tutorial?
Not at all. The tutorial will cover kinesiology and muscle anatomy, but it is presented in a way that is easily accessible to anyone.
3. Are the exercises presented in this tutorial only for private students or would they also work in a group class setting?
Both. The topics and exercises will be appropriate in group setting and one-on-one sessions.
4. How long will I have access to this tutorial?
5. Do I need special props?
Props suggested are: a chair, a resistance band, a kettlebell or hardcover book, a dowel, blankets, and yoga blocks. Some or all will help with receiving the maximum benefit of the tutorial.
6. I have a shoulder injury. Can I still do the exercises?
With approval by a doctor or physical therapist, yes!
About Movement Logic
The Movement Logic tutorials aim to enhance your problem-solving skills so you can work more effectively with your students and clients who are injured or in pain.
Become Anatomically and Biomechanically Informed
- Learn musculoskeletal anatomy to better understand how bodies move, adapt, maladapt, get injured, experience pain, and heal
- Familiarize yourself with common pathologies to better understand the cascade of your body's response to tissue injury, as well as how pain is commonly patterned in response to these injuries
- You'll study up-to-date, biopsychosocial pain science that breaks down old beliefs in order to paint a more accurate picture of the often complicated and counterintuitive behavior of pain
- The biopsychosocial model is a holistic perspective to pain that looks at the relationship between your biology, your mind, and society, and how those elements together influence your whole body experience of pain
Acquire Teaching Skills
- You will acquire corrective exercise techniques for helping private clients who have diagnosed injuries as well as those with unspecified pain
- You'll learn best practices for presenting these corrective exercises in a group class