Reaching-Up Shoulder Stretch
• Place one hand behind your back
• Move it up and try to reach between your shoulder blades
Primary muscles: Supraspinatus. Infraspinatus.
Secondary muscles: Pectoralis major. Teres minor. Anterior deltoid. Coracobrachialis.
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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