Are you still trying to get into that perfect overhead position? A lot of the time our overhead mobility can be restricted by our movement in our spine or lack of.
It’s not as simple as just stretching one muscle or mobilising one joint. We like to be super task specific, in this case focusing on the overhead position. This can be made even more specific by choosing what overhead position. Your hand position matters and can influence the quality of the movement. For example, an overhead position in the kettlebell swing is different to the overhead position in the squat. We look at this movement and then find ways in which we can make the movement more successful for you. Perhaps in the kettlebell swing, you would benefit from better range from the lateral aspect of your scapula to the angle of your humerus. Or perhaps you would benefit from more motion from your thoracic spine.
We would love to post our most successful strategies but each client is individual. It is therefore difficult to post content for you to work on as each person needs an individualised programme.
If you’d like to find out how to improve this – come and see us at one of our clinics! We will carry out a thorough assessment on your movement pattern in the given specific task and find ways in which we can improve this. Whilst you might be trying to improve your overhead position in the overhead squat, it might not have anything to do with your upper extremity. A lot of the time we find the squat position limits your overhead position.
We have clinics in Cambridge and Bishops Stortford. You can contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or book through our online system: https://injury-active-clinic.cliniko.com/bookings#location
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