CrossFit Health Tip - Preventing Shoulder Injuries with Kelly Starrett, DPT PH240

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Kelly Starrett, DPT breaks down the most common causes of shoulder injuries in CrossFit athletes and explains what can be done for prevention.

Starrett attributes most injuries to:

  • Poor preparation or taking insufficient time to warm up
  • Athletes lacking the necessary range of motion
  • Generally not treating the shoulder with the same care as the rest of the body

To address shoulder discomfort before it becomes a problem, he recommends:

  • Increasing soft tissue work by adding mobilization between sets during training sessions and doing myofascial release with a foam roller and ball at home
  • Expanding your repertoire of warm-up exercises to restore normal range of motion in the shoulder joint
  • Checking in with your breathing. Maintaining regular breath patterns often restores mobility.

To learn more about CrossFit Precision Care and how to get involved as a healthcare provider or patient visit care.crossfit.com.

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