Does stretching work when a muscle is over-recruited?
Not if you don’t change the movement pattern.
This is an excellent follow-up to episode #162, showing how you clinically reason through another weightlifting injury.
Join Susan and Erica as they discuss a patient who sustained a shoulder/neck injury during a “basic” tricep extension exercise.
The main takeaways are twofold: You must assess the connections between the 2 drivers and treating one region alone will not improve this patient’s symptoms.
Because if you look at his mechanism of injury plus his old movement history as a rower, you will understand that these connections exist and why one region was more dominant, depending if it was OKC or CKC.
A glance at this episode:
- [3:01] Physical therapy for a hip injury
- [6:29] Looking at the head and neck area
- [12:58] Lumbar spine rotation and compression fracture
- [15:58] Understanding the movement pattern
- [19:50] Treating both areas of the body
- [26:20] Sensory input to the joints
- [32:23] The best way to recruit deep muscles