Yoga For Shoulder Injury

Yoga For Shoulder A Injury

by lakecountrypt, February 10, 2020

In most cases, people seek out yoga due to the plethora of benefits that the activity offers. Typically, yoga is associated with protection and prevention from injury, and with an injured shoulder, you may feel like you can not practice yoga anymore. Fortunately, with Zoe~nergy yoga at Lake Country Physical Therapy and Sportscare, PC in Canandaigua NY, you can continue to practice yoga even if you are experiencing some form of pain or discomfort in your shoulder. 

 

Things To Remember:

When practicing yoga with a shoulder injury, be sure always to do some of the following:

  • Always warm-up before any physical activity.
  • Properly align your shoulders before getting into any pose that may put pressure on your shoulders.
  • Always be cautious that you are working with your shoulder to heal it, while also protecting your joints. 
  • Keep your torso wide during poses by widening your shoulders.

Always remember not to push your body past its limits. This could, potentially, result in an injury of a much longer-term. Make sure you always provide your body with enough rest to recover. If you have any questions about your injury, be sure to consult your doctor, or your physical therapist at Lake Country Physical Therapy and Sportscare, PC in Canandaigua NY. 

 

Poses For Shoulder Pain:

Zoe~nergy Yoga in Canandaigua, NY, can gradually heal your shoulder pain through stretching and strengthening activities. Here are a few poses you can use to help aid your shoulder pain:

  • Shoulder and neck rolls.
  • Wall stretch.
  • Downward-facing dog at the wall.
  • Thread the needle.
  • Hand to the elbow.
  • Arm across the chest.
  • Supported fish pose.
  • Eagle Arms.
  • Heart-Melting pose.

If you experience any sharp or stabbing pain, tingling, or numbness, then the pose may not be for you. Please do not force your body to do a pose if you feel any discomfort. Yoga is meant to heal and prevent your injury, not make it worse than it was prior.

 

What Can You Do?

Lake Country Physical Therapy & Sportscare PC has been serving the community and has been teaching Zoe~nergy yoga in Canandaigua, NY, for over thirty-two years. We offer both private, and group yoga sessions intended to increase your flexibility, increase your muscle strength and tone, improve your respiration and energy, improve your health and athletic performance, and protect you from injury. Contact us online, or call at 585.396.1400, to set up your appointment today!