I am interfacing with my client’s chiropractor on her corrective exercises for upper crossed syndrome and an elevated right shoulder. He asked me to do everything possible to help lift her left shoulder and lower her right shoulder. I am having her do SMFR on both sides for her Sternocleidomastoid w/finger pressure, Levator Scapula and Upper Traps w/Thera Cane and stretching the same which are correctives for upper crossed and elevated shoulders. I have her doing cervical retraction exercises as well. But what single sided things should I have her doing? I’ve searched my NASM CES text and have not been able to find corrective exercises for lowering clients single sided shoulder asymmetry.
Good answers. Karin’s and Sue’s responses are right on the mark. Activities of daily living can have a huge impact. Like carrying a purse or a briefcase. In addition to the exercises recommended, don’t forget the lats. Pull-downs, shoulder girdle adduction, focus on the lower lat in shoulder girdle depression.