Cross Over Shoulder Stretch
- Stand with your knees slightly bent.
- Cross your arms and bend down to grab the back of your knees
- Rise upwards slowly until you feel tension in your upper back and shoulders
Primary muscles: Trapezius. Rhomboids. Latissimus Dorsi.
Secondary muscles: Teres minor.
Injury where stretch may be useful: Dislocation. Subluxation. Acromioclavicular separation. Sternoclavicular separation. Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis).
Note: Keep your shoulders parallel to the ground and avoid twisting or turning sideways.