How Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff Tears Occur

In order to understand how injuries in our shoulder occur, we first have to understand the anatomy. Once we get the anatomy down we can start to understand the injury mechanisms. In this quick 5 minute video I go over the relevant anatomy of the shoulder joint as it relates to common injuries like impingement, rotator cuff issues and labral tears. Check it out below:

Now that we understand the functional anatomy, we can start to understand the mechanisms of injury behind these problems.  Check out the video below to learn more:​

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting Out of Pain and Back to High Level Fitness

Just a few things covered in the course...

  • Functional Shoulder Anatomy: What parts of the shoulder are most relevant to your understanding of injury and performance?
  • The Most Common Shoulder Injuries Seen in the Gym: Shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears, biceps tendonitis, AC joint injuries, bursitis and labral tears
  • Technical Errors: Advice on where injuries occur in the major lifts and how to fix this
  • Advanced Rehabilitation Strategies: Learn how to bridge the gap between basic rehabilitation and high level performance
  • Progressive Return to Exercise Programs - Specific exercise protocols to help you return back to pull-ups, bench press, muscle-ups, snatching, jerks and overhead pressing
  • Programming and Training Strategies - Learn the training principles and programming philosophies to write a training program to reach your goals and keep your shoulders performing
  • Maintenance Programs - Once you get out of pain, strategies to keep those shoulders bulletproof throughout the training year

With this course you'll learn exactly how these injuries occur, how to correct them and how to get back to the training you love.

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​Husky Rotator Cuffs,

Dan Pope DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF L1​





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