Whether you lift weights overhead, practice inversions, or spend hours at a desk or driving, Matt and MacKenzie will teach you to properly move and control the shoulder. Together we will address existing imbalances and dysfunction, and work to prevent future discomfort and chronic pain.
Matt earned his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2010, and has helped countless clients at his PT facility near Cleveland, Ohio. MacKenzie is a certified personal trainer, whose passion centers on functional movement and mobility.
This series includes five classes that repeat over the course of six weeks. During the first two weeks, we restore range of motion in the thoracic spine, which is vital to proper shoulder biomechanics. We utilize props such as a therapy ball and foam roller to address myofascial restrictions of the shoulder and thoracic spine, allowing the joint to move freely.
In weeks 2 through 4, we build the foundations of a healthy shoulder through a variety of strengthening and scapular stability exercises. You will be introduced to a series of isometric holds and eccentric strengthening in multiple planes of motion. Kettlebells, dumbbells, and resistance bands help us to develop shoulder strength and improve symmetry.
The final two weeks introduce functional patterns and dynamic movements. These exercises are designed to prepare the shoulder for any activity, sport, or task. Upon completion, you will have the tools and knowledge to maintain healthy and pain-free shoulders.