Mobility through the shoulder is predicated on 3 primary objectives:
- 1) Mobility through the Thoracic spine, especially in extension
- 2) Good Scapulothoracic Rhythm
- 3) Timing and stabilization of the rotator cuff.
It's also important to consider the rhythm and timing between the hips and arms during movements such as throwing and swinging as impaired hip mobility may alter or impair shoulder function. Below you'll find exercises mapped to all 4Q to improve the movement quality of the shoulder girdle.