The Approach to Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

“Improvise, adapt, and overcome…” The unofficial mantra of the United States Marine Corps and an important mindset for anyone looking to overcome an obstacle….and certainly applicable to getting past pain and injury. Let’s dive into an understanding of what’s needed to overcome a shoulder problem, specifically when surgery is not an option or the last […]

Stress, Pain, and Stiffness

Tight Traps

We get comments like this all the time… “There are always knots in my traps” or… “My traps are super tight, and I cannot stretch them enough” Along with these complaints, there are also stacks of research implicating the upper traps as the driving force behind shoulder pain. But we should stop thinking of the […]

How to Use Crossover Symmetry to Fight Frozen Shoulder

Sore Shoulder

The worst part of Frozen Shoulder is the recovery timeline can drag out for many years with little way of knowing the prognosis.  But with an exercise plan like Crossover Symmetry, you’ve got a tool for a crucial part of the recovery process.  Although, the full scope of the issue is a bit more complex. […]

Self Treatment Guide for Shoulder Separation

Shoulder Separation

If you’ve got lingering shoulder pain following a nasty fall or direct blow to the shoulder, made worse by reaching across your body, you may have suffered a shoulder separation. This is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments of the AC joint.  It’s a common injury among hard-hitting sports like football, rugby, […]

How to Keep Kicking Butt Despite a Torn Labrum

Shoulder Pain

Before we layout a plan for your labrum tear using Crossover Symmetry, take a second and observe the shoulder. The ball is 3x the size of the socket. It’s more like a ball on a tee than an actual “ball and socket” like the hip. It’s not the most stable build, but it makes up […]