Originally Posted by CoachDavidShen
... if you don't have any problems, then if it ain't broke, don't fix it! but i am a big fan generally of strengthening ...
Agreed. I am in the process of inevitable chronic breaking (age) but nothing acute, or rather I've cured my minor acute shoulder (not scapular) injury. I applied the strengthening conceopt to what was diagnosed as cruciate ligament damage in my knees, by way of re-engineering and fine tuning my gait. That's worked too - no more clicking! But figuring out correct movement for the complicated omni-directional shoulder (shoulder not scapular) is much more challenging than for the comparatively simple knee. For the knee gravity and balance can steer correction but for the shoulder ... especially in swimming ...!! So I've been doing small and gentle movements, like those in Suzanne's video and the Hitch-hiker one. I figure that a general bulking up of all the muscles in the region will help pad it all out and allow the ligaments to shrink wrap themselves best they can. :D
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