Improve Your Shoulder Health with Three Expert Tips from a Physical Therapist

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Physical therapist Dr. Kathy Doubleday shares three tips to decrease stress on our shoulders in this video. You will learn:

  • How posture affects shoulder motion substantially. Adjusting our posture to a tall position before lifting an arm can naturally increase shoulder movement.
  • Lifting arms in extreme positions or reaching across our body stresses our shoulders more. We should use a forward diagonal path instead of reaching straight forward or across our body.
  • The angle of our arm matters when lifting or lowering. A simple functional movement hack instantly provides more freedom to our shoulder.


By following these three tips on posture, arm position, and functional movement, you can decrease stress on your shoulders and improve your overall shoulder health.

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