3 weeks ago
✅Shoulder Health ✅
MOBILITY & PROPRIOCEPTION:
What is the glenohumeral joint? This joint- aka the shoulder joint- is located between your scapula and your humerus. It is arguably one of the most mobile joints in the body.
So how can we mobilize and enhance proprioception (the perception of movement) in this joint?
Simply by MOVING it.
CARs (controlled articular rotations): @drandreospina would define it as "Active, rotational movements at the outer limits of articular motion"
1️⃣ Develop tension from your feet to your chest.
2️⃣ Slowly raise your arm, keeping it straight, until you reach a block WITHOUT compensating.
3️⃣ Show your armpit to the wall as you keep rotating around, again WITHOUT compensation. Keep the movement specially in your glenohumeral joint.
4️⃣ Finish with your arm behind you and eventually down by your hip. Now move back around and finish the same way you started.
You can do this with the wall (which can keep you more honest) or without the wall.
The best way we can affect the joint capsule (glenohumeral joint) is through rotation. This is where enhanced proprioception comes in. You're sending info to the brain that your joint can control large ranges of motion. By sustaining mobility of the shoulder, you'll add to your current mobility of your shoulder.
Movement is medicine, and if you don't use it you can lose it.