The shoulder is a very complex joint, with many levers and stressors working together to create one stable unit. Because of this complexity, the shoulder is prone to injury and can be difficult to rehabilitate. Core stability of the shoulder is essential for a healthy and strong shoulder girdle; it also helps keep other areas such as lats, pecs, and serratus anterior strong while they work hard to support the position of the arms. The main functions of the core muscles are stabilization and postural alignment. The core muscles play an important role in keeping balance, posture, and body position neutral so that other muscles can perform their tasks more efficiently. Stronger core muscles result in a better ability to complete daily activities without being led astray by forces such as gravity or other external forces that require a neutral spine and pelvis for optimal performance.
- The specific muscles involved in core stability of the shoulder.
- How to assess the core stability muscles of the shoulder.
- An extensive list of exercises will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced using a variety of equipment to activate and strengthen the core stability muscles of the shoulder.
- Contuing Education Credits: 4.0 BCRPA / 4.0 BCAK / 4.0 CMTBC / CSEP 4.0 PDC
- Location: Douglas College (Royal Ave & 8th St) – New Westminster, BC
- Room: 1630
- Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012 – 8:45 am to 1:00 pm (4 contact hours)
- 8:45 am – 10:00 am
- 10:00 am-11:00 am
- 11:00 am – 11:15 am
- 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
- 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
- $97 plus HST – pre-registration, before October 14
- $127 plus HST – late registration after October 15
- The course fee includes a comprehensive and detailed course manual.
About the Presenter:
Rick Kaselj, MS