One of the most common
One of the most common habits runners have is the tensing and lifting of the shoulders, which includes the deltoids, trapezius, romboids, simply put it's your shoulders and shoulder blades. The idea is to relax and release the tension in the area. I explain more in this video. This will also help you minimize running injuries related to shoulders, down the road.
Alexandra Merisoiu is the Founder of The Merisoiu Technique - Institute Of Health And Human Movement and known as The Body Engineer, specialising in working with runners.
Her clients are either beginners or advanced runners, who have a passion and want to excel through strong foundations. It is more than just fitness and fun, it is body mastery based on Martial Arts Wisdom and Natural Human Movement that helps runners:
- reduce the risk of injuries
- help recover from current injuries
- improve performance - speed and endurance
- run lighter, smoother and more fluid
Since 1995 she has explored how the body and mind works. She has done this through using many different sporting techniques and working with a wide variety of highly respected coaches. She is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, WMO Martial Arts British National Champion, has been ranked 1st in the WMO BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd and 3rd at WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 times NATIONAL KARATE CHAMPION, WORLD CUP CHAMPION. She still competes at an international level.
It is through these learnings that she has created The Merisoiu Technique and has established her own unique training prgrammes that incorporate thousands of years of knowledge with Natural Human Movement.
Clients come to her with injuries, struggles to reach their desired performance or find running difficult. They also lack the complex knowledge of biomechanics, running technique and cross training methods.
The Merisoiu Technique was created to overcome these problems. It’s a system that focuses on building strong foundations a runner needs in order to avoid injuries, improve performance and turn running from heavy and difficult, to lighter and smoother.
This is done through five essential principles addressing the fundamentals of Natural Human Movement. After completing the first stages of training her clients feel strong, powerful and confident in their abilities and knowledge as runners.
Alexandra’s mission is to challenge the status quo of how to achieve the truly strong, fit and powerful body a runner needs to perform at their best level. This is done through building strong, lasting foundations in the natural outdoor environment; reducing the risk of injuries and educating people on the power of the fundamentals of Natural Human Movement and Martial Arts Wisdom.
Why does your shoulder
Why does your shoulder hurt? There could be many causes of shoulder pain. Today I’m sharing 12 of my favorite tests you can do at home to diagnose your shoulder pain symptoms and help you to feel better. These tests will help determine the cause of your shoulder pain; an important first step in receiving the right treatment. A shoulder pain evaluation from a doctor of physical therapy.
MORE SHOULDER PAIN VIDEOS YOU MIGHT LIKE
HOW I FIXED MY SHOULDER PAIN! HOME STRETCHING ROUTINE: https://youtu.be/FnOq_VZm-nk
5 OF THE BEST ROTATOR CUFF EXERCISES: https://youtu.be/s4wUKmr2xtA
HOW TO TREAT SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT: https://youtu.be/Aq6RMo7RJ9c
BEST DUMBBELL EXERCISES FOR SHOULDER PAIN: https://youtu.be/XeyVT-pZhOA
THE SHOULDER TESTS PRESENTED IN THIS VIDEO ARE MEANT TO BE USED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES AND IN NO WAY REPRESENT AN INDIVIDUAL DIAGNOSIS OR PLAN OF CARE. FOR SUCH DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLAN, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT A LOCAL PHYSICAL THERAPIST OR DOCTOR.
Your shoulder is one of the most-complex joints in your body. It’s the most mobile joint you have, but it also has to be very strong and stable to function properly. There are multiple ligaments that tie the joint together and many muscles/tendons that move the shoulder through its available range of motion.
When everything functions properly the shoulder joint is an amazing structure.
However, due to the complex nature of the shoulder there are many things that can potentially go wrong with it. Tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, labral tears, shoulder impingement, and rotator cuff problems are just a few of the most-common shoulder issues that I deal with as a physical therapist.
These shoulder conditions can be very painful and interfere with many of the activities that we go through on a daily basis.
Each of these shoulder problems is treated a little differently, so it’s important to figure out exactly what’s causing your pain. Fortunately there are many tests and other evaluation tools you can actually perform right at home to help determine the most-likely cause of your shoulder pain.
In this video, I’ll walk you through some of the best, simplest tests you can perform on your own to determine the cause of your shoulder symptoms. You can then use these findings to help guide you to the best treatment plan to help alleviate your pain.
Here’s the thing - this is a LOT of information and there are a LOT of tests to cover. My goal is to provide you with as comprehensive a video as possible while not boring you with the super small details. That said, this is a longer video, but my goal was to provide you with the best video possible to hopefully help diagnose your shoulder pain.
If you’d like to cut right to the issue you know you’re experiencing, please see the time stamps below to scroll forward in this video.
1. CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY: 1:44
2. IMPINGEMENT TESTS: 2:22
3. ROTATOR CUFF TENDONITIS: 5:22
4. ROTATOR CUFF TEAR: 7:05
5. BURSITIS: 10:18
6. SHOULDER OSTEOARTHRITIS: 11:32
7. AC JOINT TESTS: 13:50
8. LABRUM / SLAP TEAR TESTS: 15:35
9. SHOULDER INSTABILITY TESTS: 16:49
So what’s the next step after you reach a diagnosis? Typically the emphasis is increasing shoulder range of motion, improving rotator cuff strength, or some combination of both! Here are my go-to exercises to help alleviate the shoulder pain symptoms you might be experiencing:
INCREASE RANGE OF MOTION / SHOULDER STRETCHING: https://youtu.be/1PdyCdtkcGk
IMPROVE ROTATOR CUFF STRENGTH: https://youtu.be/s4wUKmr2xtA
As always, I hope the things that I share on this channel help to alleviate some of your pain and help you to become the fittest, healthiest version of yourself.
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Uff, I am glad to confirm that none of these conditions apply to me... for now!! :D I already have enough in my plate as it is, so pfhh glad I dodged that one !! THANK YOU SO MUCH to the both of you for this new video. I love it when Camille assists you. She is too cute! I was cracking when she laughed as you were trying to push her arms/elbows together. You two make a super wonderful team. Video very much LIKED in capital letters. Blessings forever.
Painful Arch test.
It doesn't hurt as much but it burns a little and when I complete 3 rounds it starts burning around the upper part of the anterior felt region. Feels a little like Bursitis also.
I do a little bit of weightlifting and I don't wanna miss out on my training.
What do I do?
I tried all these tests, none of them gave a positive result, but now my shoulder is more achy, and i still don't know whats wrong. The shoulder is SO complex! Good video though, I now know none of these are my problem! :)
Seems my shoulder pain could be a rotator cuff issue. It's an annoyance to me because I can't do my gym class exercises or stretches properly.
excellent explanation, on the mechanical aspect of the shoulder, I;m an avid cyclist with chronic rt shoulder pain i;ve had 2 shoulder operations and a AC separation from a crash, i do exercises every day, bit it doesn't help, i wish you were my therapist. i love your videos keep craning them out.
Today I want to answer a
Today I want to answer a question I'm asked almost every week: how to run with relaxed shoulders. In this video I demonstrate a number of running technique tips you can use to learn how to relax your shoulders and run without neck pain.
Many of the runners I meet suffer with tight shoulders and tight neck muscles when they run, particularly when fatigued. The three tips in this video will help so many, I'm sure... Give them a go on your next run, and let me know how you feel :)
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ABOUT ME: I'm a runner, sports rehabilitation specialist and coach based in the UK (Norwich and London).
Since 2007 I've been working with athletes focusing specifically on helping distance runners and triathletes overcome injury and improve performance through developing their individual running technique.
Running biomechanics has become a geeky little passion of mine!
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Very good advices
Haha... Thats massive indeed
My right trap would usually start hurting at the end of my long runs. this should help. Thank you for the very helpful and easy to understand tips!
No matter how many times I follow these great tips I still find myself with pain. Thoughts on Kinesiology Tape?
This is great advice thanks so much