If you ever had a shoulder injury you know how frustrating it can be, let alone painful. You get to the point where you can barely use the arm. That is not good.
Over the years I have over a hundred of clients with frozen shoulders or rotator cuff injuries often referred by orthopedic surgeons. For Rolfers it is one of the easiest problems to fix. Until this article in the New York Times I never heard of anyone else mention the secret to healing shoulder injuries.
The supraspinatus muscle on the back of the shoulder blade gets tight and short as it turns into scar tissue from the arm being constantly rotated out. When your elbow points behind you and not out to the side this little muscle is to blame.
Loren Fishman, a physiatrist (physical and rehabilitative medicine specialist) affiliated with New York-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital took his yoga training to create a simple stretch to release this muscle. Read the article to learn how you can heal your bad shoulder. I also suggest you read this article I wrote on shoulder problems to better understand what causes them and how Rolfing can help.