An adjustment for a Chiropractor can do wonders for Shoulder pain. In some cases, an adjustment alone won’t take care of the underlying problem, an irritated scapulae. As we work at a computer, watch TV, read, etc. Our shoulders become rounded and hunched forward. Over time the shoulder blade becomes “stuck” and will not properly retract. I recommend this simple stretch to nearly all of my Chiropractic patients.
The goal of the “Push up +” is to exercise the Serratus Anterior muscles and to increase range of motion in the scapula.
- Start on the floor in the “up” pushup position.
- While keeping your elbows locked, slowly lower your chest toward the ground. Let your chest “hang” and feel the stretch between your shoulder blades and your ribs.
- Push yourself back into the original position.
When you sink your chest toward the ground, you should feel your shoulderblades come together in the back. Notice how Sam’s shoulderblades “pinch” my hand.
If you are unable to get into the pushup position, you can also lean over a low desk and achieve the same results.
All exercise photos were taken of Sam in my Chiropractic office in Grapevine, Texas
-Britton A. Taylor, DC.
“to keep you at your best, for the rest of your life.”
Brown Chiropractic Center
800 Ira E. Woods Ave.