Shoulder Sense – DIY Shoulder Habit Test Trio – Test #1

The DIY Shoulder Habit Test Trio - Testing Range of Motion:

In our last blog, we discussed the initial "DIY" tests.  This week we're taking the DIY experience a step further with (3) DIY range of motion tests that you can perform so that you get an idea of your own

  • specific movement limitations
  • the specific muscles that are "responsible" for your movement limitations
  • the movement possibilities that await you as you heal your shoulder muscles through orthopedic massage with The Mind Body Whisperer and the like

Another way to think about it is that the muscle limitations represent muscle habits that you have probably been sporting for some time - and have ultimately been contributing to your experience of pain and/or movement discomforts and limitations.

The good news is that once you’re aware of the specific muscles that are less-than-optimal in their functioning and movement "habits," you can work with me at The Mind Body Whisperer Massage to shift these habits and claim your own Pain Freedom.

The DIY Shoulder Habit Test Trio includes:

  • DIY Test #1: The “Swing Your Gate” Test,
  • DIY Test #2: The Wave Test, and
  • DIY Test #3: The Scarecrow Test

The DIY Test Specifics:

Quick & Dirty Test #1 - “Swing Your Gate” Test
Do the following steps, in the following order, to determine whether or not you can pass the “Swing Your Gate” Test

Swing Your Gate” DIY Test - Right arm:

  1. Bend your elbow and place the point of your elbow at your waist
  2. Point your fingers forward in front of you
  3. Swing your forearm outward and to the right – like a gate swinging open.

- You Pass the Test

– AKA you have optimal shoulder range of motion in this plane, if you can “Open Your Gate” to a full 90° with your elbow remaining at your waist while opening so that your forearm comes to align, in a straight line, with your body.

Now for your Left arm...

Swing Your Gate” DIY Test - Left arm:

  1. Bend your elbow and place the point of your elbow at your waist
  2. Point your fingers forward in front of you
  3. Swing your forearm outward and to the left – like a gate swinging open.

- You Pass the Test

When, like the right, you can “Open Your Gate” to a full 90° with your elbow remaining at your waist and opening your forearm so that it aligns, in a straight line, with your body.

If you're able to open your "Gates" to a full 90° - It's Time to Celebrate!

If you're not quite able to leave your elbow against your waist and open your forearm a full 90°, Schedule Now and Let's Get Started!

Working together we'll be able to Optimize Your Shoulder Mobility so that you can Optimize Your Shot and Your Game !

Have a Great Week!
Christine
The Mind Body Whisperer 
- Dedicated to Helping You Optimize for Your Favorite Sport and Pain-Free Living!

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Next Post:  DIY Test #2: The Wave Test

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