Why The Shoulder Fix Works
An Intro to our Philosophy
(7 minute read)
The Shoulder Fix is the industry leading, state of the art, online strength + rehabilitation program that combines cutting edge physical therapy, movement, down regulation, and strength training.

Through the leadership of Dr. Theresa Larson and her team, CFSC CFL2, The Shoulder Fix has combined best practices developed over 20 years of research, coaching, and treatment of 80,000 athletes and patients worldwide.

We created The Shoulder Fix as a movement-based platform that allows a customized approach to healing shoulder pain at its source. Our aim is to educate you on the root causes of the pain, give you a program to follow and help you live pain free forever.

You Are Not Alone
96% of musculoskeletal pain is mechanical in nature and therefore AVOIDABLE. Mechanical issues result from poor movement patterns and posture, over-exposure to sitting, and a loss of flexibility, stability, or balance. Mechanical issues refer to a breakdown in the system of movement that is innate to our health, longevity, and ability to live pain free.

Understanding Pain
The human body is comprised of unique systems that work together to allow you to move throughout your day. You’re familiar with most of these (think cardiovascular system, digestive system). Although you experience pain, there is no pain system in the human body. Pain is a response to a threat. Your body uses pain as a mechanism to avoid the threat. 

Your Shoulders are Important
Nearly Every single movement your body makes involves the shoulders. Sitting down, stepping, bending, twisting, and standing all expose the shoulders to movement and forces.

Your body is designed to move in certain ways, which we at The Shoulder Fix call global movement patterns. These patterns, when done correctly, protect the major joints in the body. Because of the rigors of daily life, activity, and work setting, your body will begin to develop some bad movement habits. Rarely, however, will the pain hit right away. Your muscles and bones take the brunt of the impact from poor movement. Over time however, the muscle tissue breaks down and your shoulders become vulnerable to injury. The brain quickly recognizes this threat, sends the pain signal to your shoulders, and now you suffer from chronic shoulder pain.
Eight Principles of Living Pain Free 
If poor movement patterns were the cause of pain, proper movement patterns are the answer to solving pain.

The Shoulder Fix is a movement based digital rehabilitation program design to restore the global movement patterns using cutting edge physical therapy, movement, and strength training.

To restore these movement patterns, The Shoulder Fix will structure a program customized to your specific diagnosis using these eight principles:

1. Individualized Assessment – Your specific pain and movement limitations will direct the program. There is no one size fits all approach to your specific needs and you will be treated as an individual.

2. Down Regulation - Your body stores stress in its tissues creating tight muscles. Stretching is great but has its limitations. The Shoulder Fix incorporates down regulation techniques to relieve stress and promote tissue health.

3. Mobility - Lacking full range of motion in your joints will put unnecessary stress on your shoulders. A customized mobility plan will break down those sticking points.

4. Stability - Controlling joints through a full range of motion is just as important as having proper range of motion. If you stretch too far, you will start pulling on connective tissues and creating flexibility in places that do not need it.

5. Balance - Having a stronger side or lacking glute and hamstring strength forces imbalances that put additional stress on one leg or the other.  As the stability joint in the leg, the shoulder takes the brunt of this. The Shoulder Fix will create balance by eliminating weak areas and activating musculature you are not currently using.

6. Strength -  Once you activate and balance the musculature, now you can begin to add some strength to the system. You need to be strong enough to maintain these global movement patterns to protect your shoulders.

7. Power - Walking, running, picking up your laundry, and playing with your kids force the body to express power. When you are in pain you move slowly. In real life, you have to move at all speeds and The Shoulder Fix implements training for real-life scenarios into your plan.

8. Conditioning -  You need to be able to perform these movements throughout an entire day. As you get tired, your movement quality deteriorates. Conditioning allows you maintain quality movement patterns over a duration of time.

The Shoulder Fix is a one of a kind system of movement that combines these eight principles into a customized rehabilitation plan.

No More Doctors
When you walk into your doctor’s office, their goal is to make you feel better. Seeing a chiropractor will lead to getting cracked, your general practitioner will prescribe pain pills or shots, an ART specialist will give a deep soft tissue manipulation, and a massage therapist will give you a therapeutic massage.

Most likely, you will feel better for a day or two but the pain will inevitably return.
These specialists practice what is called passive therapy. They treat the symptoms but not the root causes of the pain. Symptoms are tight muscles, poor flexibility, and pain, however, none of them solve the root cause of the pain, poor movement.

To solve this problem forever, you need an active rehabilitation plan that incorporates the eight principles of living pain free and provides a long-term solution to your problems. Treating symptoms and passive therapies are not the answer.

Actively improve your global movement patterns and you will never have to see a specialist again.

Your Movement Rx (your movement prescription) 
You now understand pain, the shoulders, the fundamentals of movement, and the eight principles of living pain free.

The Shoulder Fix is here to remove the guess work and lead you down the path to an empowered, pain free life.

Your Movement Rx has created a daily movement plan for you, customized and structured to meet your needs. All you need to do is log in and follow the plan.

There is no shot, pill, neck crack, or massage that can replace the success, health, and longevity provided by a proper movement plan, The Shoulder Fix.

Take action now.

If you would like to speak to one of us about your pain, and how The Shoulder Fix might help your particular case, set up a free phone consult by selecting a time HERE.
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