Using Your Lower Trap for Rotation


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Jeremy Klinkhamer

9 Responses to “Using Your Lower Trap for Rotation”

  1. February 14, 2013


    G’day Jeremy,
    I was never aware of those muscles. I guess they must not have been doing their job properly because I quickly knew where they were with your first lesson about the Lower Trapezius muscle.
    I liked the plank and gluteus muscle exercises. Keep the knowledge transfer coming it’s good stuff.


    • Thanks Ben. I appreciate the encouragement and I’m really glad to hear you’re doing the exercises.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

  2. February 14, 2013


    Should you do this fine exercise with a weightless ball or ,as ,I do ,with a m

    • Hi Raymond,
      If you’re doing the exercise for movement re-education use a weightless ball; if you’re doing the exercise for strength use a weighted ball or tubing attached to the wall/door. Make sure if you use a weighted ball the the repetitions are JUST AS PERFECT

  3. Hi Jeremy

    Thanks for your answer about getting back into golf from a herniated Thoracic spine. I am only in the first stage that you recommended, chipping at home. The pain is still a bit there, especially when the therapist sticks his elbow in my back, trying to loosen up the muscles. Would this exercise that you demonstrate here be safe for me at this point?

    David Weinstein

    • Hi David,
      Check with your medical team to see if it would be appropriate for you. Keep me updated.
      Jeremy Klinkhamer, PT

      • Just to expand…Your medical team will have a much better idea of how you’ve responded to exercise and ranges of motion to this point than I would. Make sure you utilize your team while you can by showing them exercises or movements you’re interested in getting into and they will be able to get you moving towards those goals.
        Good luck.

      • Hi Jeremy

        Thanks. I have now checked and have have been told that this would be excellent for re-entering golf, along with your recommendations of a gradual process. Thank you again.


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