Elbow Out Rotator Stretch
• Stand straight
• Place your hand behind you, in the middle of your back
• Point your elbow out
• Reach over with your other hand and gently pull your elbow forward
Primary muscles: Infraspinatus. Teres minor.
Secondary muscles: Supraspinatus.
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.