Rotator Cuff stretch (back of shoulder)
Scott, our Remedial Massage Therapist at Errol Street Chiropractic Centre in North Melbourne is going to go some stretches for the rotator cuff group.
This blog will focus on stretches for the rotator cuff muscles and the rear deltoid. These muscles can get tight through exercise or sporting activities. These stretches can help improve range of movement and help avoid overuse injuries.
- .Wall stretch; With arm by your side and elbow tucked in, holding the wall. Bring the arm into external rotation using the wall to add to the stretch. Hold for 30 seconds each side.
- .Towel Stretch: one arm goes over the top and hangs a towel over your shoulder, other arm grabs the bottom of the towel behind your back. Using the top arm to pull the bottom arm lightly up the back to bring a stretch into the shoulder. Hold for 30 seconds each side.
- .Rear Deltoid stretch: Bringing one arm across the body again and bringing the other arm around the arm to help the stretch, but this time bringing the arm higher up and going over the shoulder. Hold for 30 seconds each side.
PLEASE NOTE: As with all stretches these shouldn’t cause any pain, and if you’re feeling pain you should stop stretching immediately.