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Total Physical Therapy – Cuing Gone Bad!

Do you pull your shoulders back and down?
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While there is a time and place for all movements, back and down may be doing more harm than good!
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When your arms go overhead, the shoulder blades actually fan UP AND OUT.
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Back and down restricts the motion of the shoulder blades and impedes overhead motion (I’m 👀 at you, yoga world)
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I believe this cue us designed to reduce shrugging during overhead motion but that’s a whole other can of 🐛.
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Even if you aren’t trying to hold your shoulders back and down, this is a common habit, especially for people trying to have “good posture.”
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Let those babies go.
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Want to learn more? Would you benefit from more posts to help you achieve strong, pain free, overhead motion? Give me a 👋 in the comments or shoot me a DM 📥

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