E80 – Frozen Shoulder and Your Muscles


This week on the Exercise Is Health podcast, Julie and Charlie discuss one of the more common shoulder issues they see with new clients – frozen shoulder.  Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, can be an extremely painful and debilitating condition where a person’s shoulder stops moving well and hurts when it does move.  But, even though the shoulder is highly symptomatic, the shoulder itself may actually not need to be addressed.  Julie and Charlie have had tremendous success helping individuals diagnosed with frozen shoulder by getting their muscles working better with Muscle Activation Techniques®, often times in areas such as their trunk and hips.  Check out all of the details in this week’s episode!

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Charlie Cates
Char­lie Cates, M.S. is a Muscle Activation Techniques® Master Specialist (MATm), an MATRx® Full Body Specialist, a mastery level Resistance Training Specialist™ (RTSm), and a Cer­ti­fied Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Charlie attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in 2010, where he played varsity basketball for four years. In 2016 he graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Master of Science degree in exercise science.

A type-1 diabetic, he is the owner of Muscle Activation Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL. He is an instructor for the Muscle Activation Techniques™ program, introducing students of all different backgrounds to the MAT™ process.

Charlie specializes in managing and improving the function of his clients’ muscular system through the MAT™ process and utilizing RTS™ principles.

He can be reached via e-mail at charlie@matschaumburg.com. Fol­low him on Twit­ter and Instagram at @CharlieCates!

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