Stand upright and clasp your hands together behind your back. Slowly lift your hands upward.
MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED
Primary muscle: Anterior deltoid.
Secondary muscles. Biceps brachii. Brachialis. Coracobrachialis.
INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL
Dislocation. Subluxation. Acromioclavicular separation. Sternoclavicular separation. Impingement syndrome. Rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder bursitis. Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Chest strain. Pectoral muscle insertion inflammation.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY
Do not lean forward while lifting your hands upward.
The best thing to do if you are in pain, is to visit your doctor or an experienced manual
therapist. The tips and advice contained in these pages are not an alternative to seeking professional medical advice.
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