He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.
Today’s health topic is how to maintain strong and healthy shoulders which as everyone knows, can sometimes seem to carry the weight of the world.
Your shoulder joint is a ball and socket type of joint which makes it the most flexible joint in the body. But as a consequence of this incredible flexibility, it is also the most unstable joint in the body.
This makes it very susceptible to injury.
The key to maintaining strong shoulders with good flexibility is two-fold; first of all, the muscles that control your shoulder movements and hold it together must have good tensegrity.
This means they are neither too tight nor too loose. Secondly, you must have good postural alignment in your thoracic spine which is the part of your spine between your neck (cervical spine) and your lower back (lumbar spine).
The other thing you need to know about your shoulders is that most of the nerves that control your shoulder muscles are motor nerves only.
This means that they can only cause a muscle to contract or relax but they cannot feel any pain.
And because they cannot feel any pain, you could potentially be developing some pretty serious shoulder problems without even knowing it.
But this won’t be the case of course if you are having your thoracic spine and shoulders checked regularly by a chiropractor.
More on shoulders next time, but in the meantime if you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please give me a call.
Remember that consultations and posture checks are always free of charge.
Family appointments are also available where we can check you and your children all at the same time.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me by clicking directly on the link found on our home page.
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