Coach D and Trent wrap up their series on the shoulder joint with a discussion on interventions and exercises for treating shoulder injuries, shoulder pain, and for developing general shoulder health. Coach D outlines some basic principles for shoulder treatment: the importance of a proper diagnosis, your pain doesn't have to be totally gone to begin training and treatment, work the secondary (stabilizer) muscles with isolated movements if necessary, and focus on compound barbell movements like the press for the majority of your shoulder strength work.
Those of you who reside in Texas, help our state join the 21st century and allow patients to see a physical therapist without needing a referral from a physician first. Texas is one of the last two states requiring referral. Please email your State Representative and State Senator and ask them to co-sponsor House Bill 29 and Senate Bill 732!