Pressure Point Release Shoulder
Welcome, we’re here with Body Works Sports Physiotherapy with Holly and she’s going to help us with some release techniques to help loosen up tightness in her shoulder.
So first off Holly has got the ball behind her shoulder, just right behind and finding the tender spot or pressure point where you feel like that’s where its tight, at first you can do a bit of just pressure into it and then rolling around usually in a circular motion is the best trying to get a bit of mobility in the tissue. Once that starts to feel like it loosens up a little bit then you can roll around and do a little bit more of an almost horizontal rolling at the back of the shoulder blade and rolling back and forth to get some rotator cuff muscles to loosen. This is really nice if you have any kind of rotator cuff pain or shoulder pain and finally then we’re going to move around to do a point on the front of the shoulder into the pectoralis muscle or the chest muscle. Holly is just putting the ball in front of her at the wall basically in front of the shoulder where your chest is and putting some pressure and often this is a really tender spot for people so we start with just pressure point first and then some gentle rolling. You don’t want to be too aggressive on putting pressure through the chest area.
After you do the pressure point you should feel that your mobility is a little bit better and then doing a little bit around like Holly is doing now to get the tissue moving better.
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