Lat Mobilization

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Shoulder pain is commonly associated with tissue length restrictions.  A common culprit is the Latissimus dorsi muscle.  When shortened, the Lat causes the shoulder girdle to be in a poor position.  Specifically, the Lat forces the head of the humerus into a internally rotated position.  This poor position can predispose the shoulder to:

  • Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Bicep Tendinitis
  • Bursitis


If you are experiencing shoulder pain a good place to start is the latissimus dorsi.  If mobilizing your lat doesn’t help give us a call to have a more in-depth look at that shoulder.    

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Dr. Brooks Newton
Dr. Brooks Newton

Dr. Brooks Newton is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and a CrossFit Mobility Trainer. He specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sport injuries which has lead him to work with athletes from the ranging from the NFL, NHL, Crossfit Games, NCAA Div I, II, and III, and the Chinese Olympic Teams.

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