Exercise Extra – Posterior Cuff Stretch

June 19, 2018

If the back of your shoulder is tight, you may be more likely to develop rotator cuff problems — especially if you golf or participate in overhead racket or throwing sports, such as tennis, cricket or baseball.

How? Bring your left arm across your body and hold it with your right arm, preferably above the elbow. You should feel a stretch in the back of the shoulder and/or the outside of the arm. Hold for 60 seconds, switch arms, and repeat to the right.

Feel free to try this stretch. STOP IMMEDIATELY and do not continue if you experience ANY pain!

If you have problems in this area, see your physiotherapist for a thorough assessment to determine the cause of your tightness or pain and to receive a treatment plan to correct this.