Shoulder Anatomy & Function

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In this workshop, you'll get an in-depth view of how the shoulder works by moving your own shoulders while Lori describes and demonstrates what is happening. You'll understand the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and the fundamentals of how the shoulder works. She then uses students in the class to demonstrate different issues and ways to correct them, for example what is happening when the humerus bone sticks out in the armpit or when lifting the shoulders up to your ears is a good thing. You'll have a much more refined eye for your own clients' shoulders and how you can help them fine tune their movement to keep them healthy for life. Our thanks to Dorothee's studio Metropolitan Pilates, in Seattle, WA for hosting this continuing education event in November 2016, where this session was filmed. Visit Lori at Atlas Pilates.

What Others Are Saying


  1. Vichodge1 1 year ago

    So fabulous! Thank you. How very gracious! X

  2. tllyon 2 years ago

    Extremely helpful!! Now I need to watch it a few more times to work it all out! The time spent will be worth it. I can’t wait to use some of your phrases with my students to see if they find some new connections. Always looking for a better way to move them bones : ) Lori, you speak directly to that and I thank you! Please continue this discussion in part 2!

  3. authentic1
    authentic1 3 years ago

    As always, love Lori. Shoulders are never simple and learning some new ways to approach shoulder movement can bring just the right thing to open possibilities for students. I look forward to when Lori offers a ‘part 2’ to this complex subject.

  4. Beth_W 3 years ago

    This video was extremely helpful for my frozen shoulder. It helped me find new movement patterns for my shoulder area and I have been able to move my shoulder without pinching. Thank you so much!

  5. Ynowak 3 years ago

    One of the best workshops! It was amazing to just hear her thought process. I learn as much from her ‘hitting the nail on the head’, as from the moments when she stopped and said,no, that’s not working.

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