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Elbow Out Rotator Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

 

 

 

Technique:

• 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.

 

 

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