Ensuring you assess the patient performing movements as close as possible to their issues outside of the clinic is key to understanding how best to address their symptoms.
After reporting pain with #olympiclifting, overhead movements and #muscleups a traditional assessment showed a few anomalies however it wasn't until we replicated the pull motion of a #snatch (with the wide grip shown) and a #clean (narrower grip) that we saw the overactivity of his left upper fibres of trapezius (photo on left). This caused him to elevate his left shoulder girlde due to tightness in his glenohumeral joint (ball and socket of the shoulder) creating his symptoms of pinching.
Following some manual therapy techniques and stretching within session we were able to achieve a notable improvement in both the mechanics, as shown on the right, but also more importantly in discomfort too. Having the eyes shut was used to avoid any visual cues that could be gained by the mirror to make sure the movement was as natural as possible.
After two sessions he is now able to clean 110 kg pain free and we have begun to work more on his #overheadsquat positioning.