3 Great Shoulder Stretches – To ease shoulder pain

By on Sep 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

3 Great Shoulder Stretches – To ease shoulder pain

I know I have covered shoulder stretching in the past but I am seeing so much shoulder, neck and back pain and tension at the clinic at the moment. Causes include sitting at a desk for too long, being hunched over a computer, tablet and/or smart phone use, poor posture, or maybe just coming back to the daily grind after a lovely holiday and feeling the niggles!

Here are 3 very non-onerous stretches you should do at least 3 times a day…

Stretch 1: Overhead Shoulder Stretch

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
Lace your fingers together with your palms facing down.
Lift your arm straight above your head, so your palms then face up. Hold for 20-30 seconds.

Stretch 2: Behind the back shoulder stretch

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
Lace your fingers together behind your back with your palms facing up.
Lift your arms upwards until you feel the tension, push your chest forward and hold for 20-30 seconds.

Stretch 3 : Shoulder stretch with towel

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and a hand towel or exercise band in your right hand.
Raise your right hand behind your head and let the towel hang down your back.
Reach your left hand behind your back to grab the towel, with the back of your hand against your spine.
Gently pull the towel upward until you feel the stretch in your left shoulder. Hold for 20-30 seconds.
Switch hands and repeat.

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