Description of Fix My Shoulder Pain
Discover The Secret To Unlocking Your Shoulders In Just Minutes So That You Can Get Back To Your Workouts & Pain Free Life…
WITHOUT Feeling Bullied Into Expensive Appointments, Medications or Surgery
Former Shoulder Pain Sufferer Reveals “4 Strategies To Reduce Pain” and Prevent Injury From a Unique 3-Step Method That No One Else Will Tell You About.
I’d like to share with you 4 Strategies to Avoid Shoulder Pain that were taught to me by injury specialist and exercise physiologist Rick Kaselj, MS.
I’ve spent a lot of time and money consulting with Rick, so be sure to pay close attention and take notes. These 4 strategies could be the difference between a nasty re-occurring shoulder injury versus taking the fast track to the pain free “limitless” workouts you crave.
STRATEGY TO AVOID SHOULDER PAIN #1: WARM UP THE MUSCLES & NOT JUST THE JOINT
When it comes to warming up prior to a workout most people are not doing anything to prevent a shoulder injury which we’ve learned is the most commonly hurt body part.
You’ll see guys that are doing arm circles and arm crosses before their workout which is fine, but this does not hinder an injury.
The circles and crosses help lubricate the joint but does nothing to prime up the actual muscles in the shoulder which is what you need to do.
There are several exercises you can pick from but my favorite is the elbows back full range of motion bodyweight push-up with feet elevated on something.
Quick Fix: During your warm up add resistance to wake up the muscles of the shoulder, rotator cuff and shoulder blade so they are ready to protect and prevent a shoulder injury.
STRATEGY TO AVOID SHOULDER PAIN #2: DON’T GET STUCK IN THE TRADITIONAL SHOULDER PAIN CYCLE
A couple of years ago, before meeting exercise physiologist Rick Kaselj, MS I found myself caught in this vicious cycle after injuring my shoulder while competing in powerlifting.
As Rick later explained to me this cycle is very common and has happened to most of his clients in the past. It goes a little something like this…
TRADITIONAL SHOULDER PAIN MODEL
- STEP 1: REST, ICE, DRUGS, SAFE EXERCICESAt some point in your lifting career you come home and your shoulder just feels extra sore and you know something isn’t right so you take some anti-inflammatory pills and throw an ice pack on. It’s not a big deal and part of playing sports and training hard right? Hopefully in a few days it will be completely better, but usually some kind of discomfort or pain lingers. That’s no reason to miss a workout though. I know what’s on your mind, you can always avoid a few exercises that cause it to flare up or just train legs.
- STEP 2: DOCTOREventually this gets old and if it doesn’t feel better after a few weeks or months it’s probably time to visit the doctor to find out what’s going on. After using up a sick day and sitting for an hour in the waiting room it’s pretty annoying when the doctor tells you to rest, ice, and don’t do things that hurt. Seriously? If your insurance isn’t that great you’ll probably have to go back to your primary care doctor to get a referral to see a specialist. They’ll have you do an MRI which is super expensive. You’ll have to schedule another appointment for that though.
- STEP 3: DIAGNOSISAfter the MRI you’ll get the diagnosis at your next appointment. How many appointments is that so far? I’ve lost track already…sigh
- STEP 4: PHYSICAL THERAPYYou are advised to go to a physical therapist. If you’re in luck, your therapist has worked with athletes in the past. But who are we kidding? Most of the people in the center are not physically fit at all.
- STEP 5: MISCELLANEOUS MODALITIESModalities you might be exposed to include hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound and electrical stimulation to name just a few.
- STEP 6: STRETCHING AND STRENGTHENINGOnce your insurance runs out or you think you know the stretches and strengthening exercises well enough you can continue with the rehab on your own time.
- STEP 7: MRIIf it still doesn’t feel better it’s time for another MRI……cha-ching, the cost is really adding up fast.
- STEP 8: PHYSICAL THERAPY, CORTISONE INJECTION, SURGERYNext you can try more physical therapy or you can cover the symptoms with a cortisone shot that will numb the pain for a couple months. After that there’s always surgery, but something in your gut tells you that’s not what you really need. Listen to your instincts.
In my case this entire cycle lasted 6-months, but others aren’t so fortunate. The worst part is it can keep perpetuating itself and you can find yourself going through this pain cycle over and over.
Hopefully you’re asking yourself…Mike, how do I make sure I don’t get caught in this crooked traditional shoulder pain model? I’m glad you asked and my reply is outlined in strategy #3 below.
STRATEGY TO AVOID SHOULDER PAIN #3: DEAL WITH THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM …NOT THE SYMPTOMS
Before initially going to the doctor I researched a lot of alternative shoulder rehab solutions.
With these traditional shoulder pain programs, they focus on stretching and strengthening. This does not work or at best provides temporary shoulder pain relief. The reality is that stretching focuses on symptoms, not necessarily the problem.
“Neither Strengthening nor Stretching Will Help You Until The Shoulder Joint Has Been Reshaped Into a Pain Free Joint.”
While strengthening is important, it needs to be done when the shoulder joint has been reshaped into a pain-free shoulder joint. If you have not reshaped the shoulder joint into a pain-free joint, you are just adding more strength to a painful joint and making the problem worse. In time this stress leads to repetitive shoulder injuries, increased shoulder joint damage and shoulder pain.
In the next strategy I’ll share with you how to re-shape your shoulders so that when you strengthen them you will NOT be causing more damage.
STRATEGY TO AVOID SHOULDER PAIN #4: RESHAPING THE SHOULDER JOINT CAN ACTUALLY BE EASY (WITH THE SR3-METHOD)
The SR3-Method is short for “Shoulder Reshaping 3-Part Method”. It was invented by Injury Specialist and Kinesiologist Rick Kaselj, MS who has over 16-years of hands on experience, and a masters degree in exercise science.
Remember in the traditional shoulder pain cycle above I mentioned how the doctor simply told me to not do what hurts? The entire reason I came in for the visit was to get back to what I love doing, not stop doing what I love.
In my case it was powerlifting. Prior to tweaking my shoulder I had just set a personal record by bench pressing over 600 pounds in competition. The doctor I met with was used to dealing with patients like my mom who don’t work out or play sports. For her maybe the advice, “Don’t do what hurts.” would suffice, but not for me!
I wanted to get back in the game and off the sidelines. After getting diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear that did not need surgery I decided to take matters into my own hands. More accurately I trusted my own care to the hands of Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj, MS.
Working in the fitness industry myself I knew I had to go to the source of the knowledge and cut out the middle man. You see Rick is more than just a specialist. He’s the guy who teaches the other fitness professionals the newest techniques to help their own clients. He has given over 315 live presentations to over 6065 health and fitness professionals across Canada and the USA.
Sure his credentials, degrees and real-world experiences are fine and dandy, but what ultimately sold me on him is the fact that he works with athletes and people that are serious about getting back to their workouts, not avoiding them.
Within minutes of trying a few techniques Rick recommended I started feeling better. Within a few weeks of following his protocol I felt like a new person. No more sleepless nights and half speed workouts. Nope, I had my mojo back and my wife took notice!
In fact, Rick helped my wife Courtney too. He figured out that all her years of playing high school and college volleyball had led to an annoying overuse injury. Her tendonitis had gotten so aggravating that she quit playing club volleyball.
The irony in all this is that if Rick hadn’t helped me get rid of my shoulder pain she probably would have never bothered addressing hers. She told me she just figured it was messed up for good and she could work around it since it didn’t bother her around the clock but only during certain activities. Well that was the past. After implementing Rick’s methods she’s feeling great too and to prove it she signed up to do the Tough Mudder adventure race with me this December in Tampa.
After improving the quality of life for my family, I became a “believer” in Rick and practically begged him to team up with Critical Bench and allow me the privilege of sharing his new Fix My Shoulder Pain System utilizing his trademarked SR3 Method.
WHAT IS THE SR3 METHOD?
The “Traditional Shoulder Pain Model” involves endless cycles of appointments, investigations, stretching and strengthening.
After having hundreds of Rick’s clients follow this model with minimal success, he needed to find a new model that breaks the traditional shoulder pain model and moves clients from painful shoulders to pain-free shoulders.
This led to the creation of the SR3 Method which is based on one key concept: Reshaping your shoulder from a painful shoulder joint to a pain-free shoulder joint.
I know it sounds amazing but let me show you how you can do this for yourself and have your painful shoulder move into a pain free shoulder.
What you’ll learn in Fix My Shoulder Pain
PART 1: ALIGNMENT
The first part of the SR3 method involves using the concept of alignment. In order to begin reshaping your shoulder you need to make sure your shoulder joint is in ideal centration – the best possible position. The SR3 method will show you how to do this.
PART 2: TISSUE QUALITY
The second part of the SR3 method is improving tissue quality. With ongoing pain and injuries the tissues change over time. This leads to the shoulder reshaping into a painful shoulder joint. This could cause dysfunction, less movement, poor circulation, less malleable muscles, stiffness around the shoulder joint and tight ligaments.
This all ends up affecting the positioning of the shoulder blade, leading to the shoulder blade changing its tilt. This biting tilt leads to the most common shoulder injury – a rotator cuff injury. The SR3 method will show you how to reposition this tilt and experience a pain free shoulder.
PART 3: ACTIVATION & ENDURANCE
Activation is turning on the right muscle in the shoulder to decrease the stress on the rotator cuff, provide stability to the shoulder joint and allow you to layer on strength to your shoulders.
Finally, and something that is often overlooked, is the concept of endurance when it comes to a shoulder pain relieving program. The reality is your shoulder muscles to be able to work for a long period of time in order to prevent the shoulder joint into reshaping into a painful shoulder joint again. By focusing on endurance you can ensure the shoulder joint muscles will hold the shoulder joint in a pain-free position after shoulder reshaping has occurred.
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR SHOULDER PAIN & ELIMINATE IT SAFELY
Rick will show you everything you need to do in the Fix My Shoulder Pain system. He will go through the 3-part program in detail using easy to follow videos and instructional guides so you can reshape your shoulder from a painful joint to a pain free joint.
QUICK START VIDEO TOUR
This is your speedy introduction and welcome tour to the system. Rick tells you what you need to do and how to get started right away.
This will be an in-valuable time saver to help you dive right in and get started without any delay or questions.
The video portion of this segment will help you determine “What Is Going On With Your Shoulder“. Rick will take you by the hand and walk you through your self-assessment. You can follow along with the online DVD. It will be great. You’ll simply perform a movement that Rick shows you and based on how it feels you’ll know for sure what injury you have.
- Injuries Covered Include:
- Shoulder and rotator cuff
- Tendinitis and tendinosis
- Rotator cuff tear
- Strain and pain
- Biceps tendinitis
- Shoulder impingement
- Adhesive capsulitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder subluxation
- Shoulder dislocation
- Acromioclavicular injury
- AC injury
- AC joint sprain
- AC strain
The videos are very in depth but you are also provided with a quick PDF reference guide that summarizes and shows you how to do the assessment. If you ever need further clarification just refer to the online DVDs. Rick charges $150 per assessment with his local clients but it’s included in your package.
FIXING YOUR SHOULDER
This is the meat and potatoes of the system and where you get to implement the SR3 Method. With each individual injury you’ll be shown, what the injury is, what causes it, what makes it worse, and what you can start doing right away to make it feel better.
Utilizing the SR3 Method you’ll focus on the 3-Parts. Alignment, Tissue Quality, and Activation & Endurance. This will reshape your shoulder from a painful shoulder to a pain-free shoulder joint. At this time you’ll be able to implement exercises and stretches because you have addressed the root cause and not the symptoms.
The Online DVDs explain everything step-by-step. Or you can refer to your handy PDF for a quick reference guide to over 60-exercises and techniques you can start using immediately to alleviate pain and feel better in just minutes. This segment will save you time, money, heartache and ultimately your health when you no longer look to medication and surgery as the only alternative.Share Tool - Group Buy Tools and Premium WordPress From $1