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Exercises and Stretches — Supraspinatus

Reaching-Up Shoulder Stretch

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    Technique: • 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.           EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP PLANS UNLIMITED ACCESS FROM $19.95/monthly          

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Elbow Out Rotator Stretch

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      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.           EDUCATION MEMBERSHIP PLANS...

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