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Parallel Arm Shoulder Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

 

 

Technique:

  • Stand upright
  • Extend one arm across your body
  • Raise your other arm so that it is parallel to the ground
  • Pull your elbow towards your opposite shoulder

 

Primary muscles: Trapezius. Rhomboids. Latissimus dorsi. Posterior deltoid.
Secondary muscles: Infraspinatus. 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 arm straight and parallel to the ground during this stretch.

 

 

 

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