Core Stability of the Shoulder

Core Stability of the Shoulder

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 importance of core stability in the function, peace, and strength of the back has been well researched and publicized. A group of muscles in the shoulder have similar importance when it comes to function, stability, and strength. These muscles need to be activated and strengthened when the shoulder is recovering from injury and should be addressed in every exercise program.


  • 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.

Course Schedule:

  • 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
**  Please note, this course will not be offered again until 2013 **

Course Fee:

  • $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, BSc, PK, CPT, CEP, CES

Rick Kaselj specializes in exercise rehabilitation, post-rehab, active rehabilitation, exercise therapy, and corrective exercise. He treats injured individuals in both one-on-one and group rehabilitation settings. Individuals from a range of populations, including injured workers, accident victims, and athletes, attend his group classes and rehabilitation sessions. Rick has given 233 talks to 5,431 fitness professionals and consumers across Canada as a result of his work at rehabilitation centers, physiotherapy clinics, fitness clubs, and personal training studios. To get in touch with Rick or to find out more about his corrective and therapeutic rotator cuff exercises, please visit He recently completed his Master of Science degree in corrective and therapeutic exercises.
Participants if you have your yoga/stretch mat and foam roller, please bring them to class.

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Rick Kaselj, MS

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