This comprehensive video series is designed to improve shoulder function by getting the tissues back into balance with a host of pre and post movement assessments, self myofascial release (SMR), mobility, stability, and strengthening techniques that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Grab the necessary tools and follow along as we guide you through these evidence-based practices one at a time to be sure you're comfortable before moving on to the next one.
You'll also be introduced to how self myofascial release works and how it's all interconnected with other parts of the body. You can use some or all of these techniques in your morning or evening routine, warm up, cool down, and even on recovery day. Reduce your risk of injury, improve performance, recover faster, and be proactive in your self-care.
Did you know the somatosensory cortex in the brain helps to clear away pain signals and that self myofascial release (SMR) aids in "rebooting" the cortex to lower pain signals and improve overall movement? SMR is not meant to be painful. Reboot the system and then move afterward to get the most out of this powerful practice; i.e. chores, sports, working out, etc. We cover this, and so much more, in all of our RAD Education courses.
The shoulder is often compared to a golf ball on a tee, and for good reason. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and requires both mobility and stability to function properly and limit injuries. Unfortunately, with most of our daily activities taking place in front of our body, the tissues on the front and back of the shoulder often become imbalanced and pull on joints to a point where we start compensating and become injured.
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Fascia is amazing! It has 6-10x times the sensory receptors compared to muscle. It surrounds individual muscle cells, organs, bones, etc. It’s everywhere! So NOT to think about it when training and moving would be a mistake. If fascia communicates more with our nervous system than muscle, is it wise to have a "No pain, no gain" mentality during self myofascial release and training?
Here's a list of items you'll need to get the most out of healthy shoulders:
Roy has been teaching and training in the exercise science field for over 15 years inspiring others while working as a collegiate exercise science program director, martial arts instructor, anatomy and physiology teacher, and corrective movement specialist. He has a passion for designing injury reduction programs and helping clients achieve optimal body awareness and movement quality by focusing on nervous system activation techniques.
Your course includes online video instruction and interactive exercises.
The information was laid out in an easy-to-follow and digestible way. You can tell a lot of thought was put into this course to make it as accessible and sustainable as possible - great tips and techniques for everybody! It's one I will revisit often. This course was just the refresher that I needed and it served as a nice reminder that "prehab" does not have to be overly complicated. It's the small, simple things we do daily that have the most impact. Not only were the techniques personally helpful for me as a surfer and a yogi, but the assessments, as well as the techniques, gave me some great ideas and ways to work with my clients as a movement teacher and yoga instructor! Really great stuff. I highly recommend this course to everyone, because as humans, we use our arms and shoulders A LOT!
Very thorough and practical training and assessments. I appreciate the extra tools that came with the videos so that I was able to further assess mobility issues. Instruction and videos were also super helpful.
I have used the RAD tools for years now and I always forget about my shoulders! As a yogi and runner, I also spend a lot of time on my computer however whenever I use the RAD tools I always find myself working on my legs and neck. I am so thankful for this course! It has reminded me how important the torso is.
This course is amazing. I have completed a few other RAD courses both in person and Online and this one is my favorite. Roy is always full of clear and extremely useful information. This course gives you the opportunity to see in your own body before and after using the RAD tools the benefits of SMR after only a couple of minutes.
The flow of the training worked well in short video clips with clear instruction and demos. Perfect for my busy schedule. Highly recommended and worth the price.
Love the pre-assessments and simple systematic approach to SMR.
This is an extremely insightful course in helping assess function and improve mobility in the shoulders! I especially enjoyed the personalized application - we were encouraged to record ourselves moving through different ranges of motion before and after each segment. I experienced noticeable changes in mobility even just going through a couple sets of the prescribed movements and exercises.
The information was broken down in to bite-sized pieces, the messages were concise, and the "why" was clear in each lesson which helped add more value to the "what".
I'm excited to use this information on myself and my clients!!! Definitely worth the time and the price!