Don't let shoulder pain steal your quality of life. Whatever the issue, pull yourself up with Dr Matt Zanis and this course.

Neck and nerve impingements, shoulder blade function, tight traps, rotator cuff pain, tendonitis - there's lots that can go wrong with your shoulder. But there's only one way to turn the corner: transform the way your upper body functions.

So if you want to improve your shoulder strength, mobility and stability, Dr Matt Zanis will guide you through the anatomy of the shoulder, provide self-assessments and then demonstrate the exercises he recommends to restore shoulder function.

"3 months ago, I injured my shoulder in Jiu-Jitsu and have been working through a lot of pain. Even putting on a jacket was uncomfortable. After finishing this course, I was able to identify the cause of my pain and implement some of the prescriptions. My shoulder has felt better every day!”

- John Durrett, Head S&C Coach, Underdog MMA

"Dr. Zanis provides an in depth, digestible, and actionable crash course on identifying and fixing the often miss understood shoulder girdle. Dr. Z instructs as a passionate friend who is looking to share what he knows with you, there is not a tone of frustration with your lack of knowledge but rather he exudes an open invitation to join him in fixing yourself, your athletes, or your clients. The course is an excellent resource for anyone looking to grow their coaching tool box."

- Andy Holmes, CSCS, SCCC, and Power Athlete Coach



Dr Matt Zanis
Dr Matt Zanis

With a bachelor's in Athletic Training and doctorate in Physical Therapy, Dr Matt Zanis is a movement and orthopedic specialist.

He has solved health problems for Olympians, Navy Seals, and regular Joes alike in his long and esteemed career.

"I help athletes rehab by understanding weaknesses, re-learning how to move well, and building capacity with progressive overload to handle whatever life throws at them."

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Section 1 - Why Are Our Shoulders So Jacked Up?

1.1: Introduction: The Key to Bigger Arms, Eliminating Shoulder Pain and Improving Mobility and Stability
1.2: The Relationship Between the Feet and Hands
1.3: Effect of the Spine and Ribcage on Shoulder Blade Function
1.4: How the Breath Dictates Shoulder Movement
1.5: Training Adaptations: Open Chain vs. Closed Chain Movement

Section 2 - Training Considerations

2.1: Barbell Rack Positions
2.2: Dumbbells and Kettlebells for Rotational Power
2.3: Get a Grip: The Importance of Grip Training

Section 3 - Shoulder Pain Self-Assessments

3.1: Neck and Nerve Involvement
3.2: Push Up, Pull Up & Hand Pressures
3.3: Thoracic Rotation
3.4: Global Spinal Flexion and Extension
3.5: Shoulder and Scapular Rhythm

Section 4 - Your Shoulder Health is in Your Hands

4.1: Breaking Down the Pull Up
4.2: Breaking Down the Push Up
4.3: Breaking Down the Bench and Vertical Press
4.4: Closed Chain Movement Series
4.5: Open Chain Movement Series
4.6: Dr. Z's Final Thoughts




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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is the course mobile and tablet friendly?
Yep. All Power Athlete Academy courses are fully responsive, and can be accessed on any of the devices that you own.
Who should take this course?
If you find yourself with nagging shoulder or neck pain, you need this course! 90 percent of people, including athletes, have jacked up shoulders and choose to ignore them. Whether you are looking to eliminate pain, build bigger arms, or improve your athletic performance, this course is for you!
Will this course help fix my shoulder pain?
Yes! Pain is multifactorial, and this course addresses many of the variables related to painful shoulders, including weak muscles, low sensory input, and immobility.
Will this help with neuropathy?
Neuropathy can been the result of neurological and metabolic disorders. While this course won’t directly cure the source of neuropathy, the methods instructed will breathe life back into your feet by improving nervous system movement potential, oxygenation, and blood flow - which all WILL help anyone with limited sensation in the bottom of their feet.
How much time do I need to spend on the movements to see results?
Best results will be seen when attacking these movements 3-4 times a week. Each session will take you around 15-20 minutes.
Can I incorporate this program into my other training programs?
Yes! These movements are great to throw in as a dynamic warm up prior to any of your scheduled sessions.
Are there any associated CEU’s with this course?
There are no associated continuing education units with this course.

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