Shoulder Impingement Exercises (UPDATED 2020)

Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net What is Shoulder Impingement? [See Video] Shoulder Impingement is the compression of the following structures in the shoulder: Subacromial bursa Supraspinatus tendon As a result – this can lead to painful conditions such as: 1. Subacromial bursitis Let’s break it down into simpler terms: a) Subacromial = “underneath the acromion”. (The … Read more Shoulder Impingement Exercises (UPDATED 2020)

How To Fix Hunchback Posture (Thoracic Kyphosis)

What is Hunchback posture (Thoracic Kyphosis)? Hunchback Posture (also known as having a pronounced Thoracic Kyphosis) is where the upper back is excessively rounded forward. The thoracic spine forms a curved-like appearance (… which resembles the letter “C”). What causes Thoracic Kyphosis? a) Slouched sitting position Think about it: What is your posture throughout the … Read more How To Fix Hunchback Posture (Thoracic Kyphosis)

Quadratus Lumborum stretch (12 Different exercises)

“What is the best Quadratus Lumborum stretch? (Short cut: Click here to go straight to the stretches!) The Quadratus Lumborum (or QL for short) is a muscle that is located on both sides of the lumbar spine. (… and if you have ever had any lower back pain, it is safe to assume that this … Read more Quadratus Lumborum stretch (12 Different exercises)

How to fix Winged Scapula (UPDATED 2020)

Image from ePainAssist. What is a Winged Scapula? A Winged Scapula (Scapula Alata) is when the medial (inner) border of the shoulder blade protrudes off the rib cage. (Ideally – it should sit completely flat!) Scapular winging can be observed in: Normal resting posture (static) and/or Certain shoulder movements (dynamic). Why you should address it A winged … Read more How to fix Winged Scapula (UPDATED 2020)

How to fix Hyperlordosis (Arched back)

What is Hyperlordosis? Hyperlordosis refers to the excessive arch in the lower back. It involves hyper extension in the lumbar spine. What causes Hyperlordosis? I will be addressing each of the 7 causes of Hyperlordosis in the exercise section. 1. Tight/Overactive muscles Tight and/or overactive muscles in the lower back region will pull the lower back … Read more How to fix Hyperlordosis (Arched back)

How to fix Rounded Shoulders (UPDATED 2020)

READ THIS: If you hunch or slouch, then you probably have Rounded Shoulders! What are Rounded shoulders? Having Rounded shoulders is when the resting shoulder position is in front of the mid line of the torso. (see picture above) It generally involves the scapula being in a position of Protraction: Lateral glide Anterior tilt Internal rotation … Read more How to fix Rounded Shoulders (UPDATED 2020)