Recently I received a distress call from a client, "Help! I've rotated my cuff during my gym session. When can I come to Pilates? " Unfortunately, my client had overloaded her shoulder joint when she lifted a weight that was too heavy for her. Fortunately, she put it back down when she realised, minimising, but still causing a minor injury to the rotator cuff muscles of her shoulder.
One of the most commonly occurring issues in my Pilates studio over the years has been injuries to the rotator cuff muscles. It can affect everyone from young elite athletes to new mothers and the elderly. Fortunately, Pilates provides all the necessary tools for both rehabilitating these injuries and preventing further injuries in the future.
What Is The Rotator Cuff?
The Rotator Cuff is a group of 4 muscles, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis that surround and stabilise the shoulder joint. Each muscle has...
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