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Yoga Recommended to Prevent Shoulder Injuries

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Mar 15, 2011

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Preventive measures to protect the shoulder from athletic injuries include regular participation in yoga. Stephen Fealy, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine and shoulder service at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, says that he sees fewer breakdown injuries in people who practice yoga. Those who are most at risk for shoulder injuries are older and newly active recreational athletes.

Other preventive measures include the following: observing good ergonomic practices at your desk during the workweek (e.g., keeping the shoulders relatively still) and breaking a pregame sweat in order to warm up the body.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at