Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Prevent Shoulder Injuries with Yoga
Each month, I receive a publication through the American Council on Exercise (my personal training certification is through ACE) called IDEA Fitness Journal. In April's issue, Dr. Stephen Fealy, a sports medicine specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, noted that he sees fewer breakdown shoulder injuries in people who practice yoga. This is, of course, just an observation, and more research will be needed to specifically show yoga's role in injury prevention. But it's still food for thought for those who pitch, swim, play racquet sports, or do anything athletic that involves repetitive shoulder rotation.