This video is an excerpt from the September 2017 Q&A with Bill Hartman.
This patient of mine was particularly interesting.
He’s a baseball player I’ve been seeing for a while now.
He came in the other day with mobile hips (a.k.a. “full lower body variability”). He was able to bring air into different parts of his rib cage as I demanded it from him.
But he still couldn’t rotate his shoulders well.
We tried traditional protraction-based exercsises. Those didn’t work.
Then I gave him manual work on his thorax. That didn’t work.
Then I noticed something.
Watch the video to hear about what I saw and what I did to get his shoulder rotation back.
We also discussed how to relate normal breathing mechanics with movement. To get really in-depth on that topic, you want to watch our Mechanics of Respiration video series.