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The Best Exercises for CrossFit Shoulder Pain

Are you struggling with CrossFit shoulder pain? Shoulder pain is one of the most common injuries we see limiting CrossFit athletes in the gym, but that does not mean you need to continue dealing with it. We often find that the large muscles in the shoulders (lats/delts) get overworked and the smaller muscles in the back of the shoulder are...
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Avoid Surgery with a Torn Labrum

You’ve been diagnosed with a torn labrum in your shoulder, but what do you do now? This article will give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision on your next steps and how to get back after a labrum injury! What is your Labrum? The labrum is considered part of the shoulder capsule. It is...
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Top Shoulder Control and Strength Exercises

Overhead shoulder control and strength is vital in many activities of life.   The push press, the snatch, kipping, and many more crossfit movements require a significant amount of overhead control and strength. The back swing of a golf club or tennis racquet both require a significant amount of overhead control and strength.  For some placing their luggage in an...
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The Best Exercises for Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement (now often called rotator cuff tendinopathy) is one of the most common conditions we treat at Onward because of our active patient population. With many active populations such as CrossFitters and weightlifters, we must address a few areas if we want to rapidly improve shoulder impingement pain. Step One: Get the Rotator Cuff STRONG to Improve Impingement One...
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Unbreakable Shoulders: Less injury, better function

Are you looking to develop unbreakable shoulders? Shoulder issues are some of the most common problems to both the general public and gym rats. Problems in the gym include pulling, pressing, and handstands. Likewise, activities like reaching into cabinets, buckling your seatbelt, or reaching in the backseat can be problematic. Oftentimes, people don’t even realize how integral the joint is...
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Finding a Good Sports Physical Therapy Clinic

Finding a good sports physical therapist is key to rehabbing an injury and getting back to the sport you love. With the right rehab team and plan in place, we can reduce the risk of re-injury. In addition, we can work on strength & mobility limitations which can drastically improve performance specific to your individual sport. At Onward, we specialize...
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How We Treat Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement (now more commonly called rotator cuff tendinopathy) is one of the most frequent conditions we treat at Onward in Charlotte, NC because of our highly active patient population. With highly active populations such as CrossFitters and weightlifters there are a few key areas to address if we want to rapidly improve shoulder impingement pain. Step One: Strengthen the...
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CrossFit Shoulder Pain: Your Long-Term Solution

You get the notification for tomorrow’s WOD. Before you even look, your mind is already racing with thoughts like, “PLEASE, anything but thrusters!” or “Not pull-ups again!” Your shoulders are still begging for some relief after snatching popped up a few days ago. Essentially, you’re hoping for anything that will give them a break. CrossFit, in its constantly varied nature,...
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Overhead Squat Shoulder Pain

One of the common things we treat here at Onward is overhead squat shoulder pain in the functional fitness athletes. This is because the overhead squat position (really wide grip overhead) can be a stressful position on the shoulder. If you don’t have good strength and mobility around that area this stress is increased. We’re going to go through three...