We are delighted to introduce a new addition to our educational repository, “Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body” authored by Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, and Eric Cressey, MA, CSCS.

“Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body” meticulously examines the upper extremity, delving into strategies to optimize its function effectively. By addressing factors such as alignment, strength, mobility, and dynamic motor control, one can enhance rehabilitation and training regimes to achieve peak performance.

This program, a brainchild of Mike Reinold and Eric Cressey, amalgamates insights gleaned from “Functional Stability Training for the Core” and “Functional Stability Training for the Lower Body.” It serves as a sequel to their earlier educational endeavor, “Optimal Shoulder Performance.” While “Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body” is comprehensive as a standalone offering, it also serves as a progressive step forward from “Optimal Shoulder Performance,” enriching one’s understanding further.

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The proper functioning of the upper extremities is intricate, necessitating synchronized movement between the arm, scapula, thorax, cervical spine, and core to impart mobility, strength, and power to the entire body. Any deficiencies in stability across the body’s kinetic chain can predispose one to injury, dysfunction, and diminished upper body performance. “Functional Stability Training for the Upper Body” aims to guide the formulation of rehabilitation and training programs tailored to optimize upper body functionality.

This program is applicable across various domains, including rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement initiatives. For rehabilitation specialists, the insights offered can expedite the restoration of functional activities. Fitness and performance specialists can leverage this knowledge to facilitate fresh breakthroughs with their clients, maximizing functional and athletic capabilities. Even fitness enthusiasts stand to benefit, gaining mastery over their upper body, enhancing functional movement, and mitigating wear and tear arising from flawed movement patterns.