Total Physical Therapy – Cuing Gone Bad!
Do you pull your shoulders back and down?
While there is a time and place for all movements, back and down may be doing more harm than good!
When your arms go overhead, the shoulder blades actually fan UP AND OUT.
Back and down restricts the motion of the shoulder blades and impedes overhead motion (I’m 👀 at you, yoga world)
I believe this cue us designed to reduce shrugging during overhead motion but that’s a whole other can of 🐛.
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.”
Let those babies go.
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