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Arm-Up Rotator Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

 

 

Technique:

• Stand straight
• Extend your arm outwards and bend it at a 90 degree angle
• Place a broomstick in your hand and behind your elbow
• With your other hand pull the bottom of the broomstick forward

 

Primary muscles: Pectoralis major. Subscapularis. Teres major.

Secondary muscles: Pectoralis minor. Anterior deltoid.

 

Injury where stretch may be useful:

Dislocation. Subluxation. Acromioclavicular separation. Sternoclavicular separation. Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis).

 

Note: The rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder are often very tight. Perform this stretch very slowly and with extreme caution.

 

 

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