One of our amazing clients Linda has dealt with pain for 25+ years, pretty much all of her adult life she has dealt with shoulder pain and general upper back pain. Linda just accepted this was part of her life. She actually was one of our coaching clients in one of our exercise programs. She was definitely determined to improve her strength when it came to exercise, especially bodyweight activities.
This is where I discovered the true extent of her shoulder problems so I invited her for a functional neurology assessment. From this, I found that her upper traps, and the muscles around the side of her neck were overworking for weak muscles in her core. This was a result of a car accident when she was a teenager.
No one had ever assessed the ability of the neck to function correctly. With weak muscles at the front of the neck no wonder the back of the neck was constantly sore, it was overworking to hold her head up. This is why she felt pain, this is why it was chronic, this is why she had been dealing with it 25 years.
Through functional neurology assessment we found the specific area and cause of the problem once this was corrected the muscles at the front of Linda’s neck instantly became functional and responded by being strong. This also relieved and released the tension in her upper traps.
Linda has now been training with us for more than eight months and no longer suffers from any shoulder or neck issues. So going from daily