Standing with a good posture. Take arms out to the side of your body with elbows at 90 degrees. Starting with the palms down rotate the arms up and back until the hands are held above your head. Pause for a moment. Then slowly return to the start position. With palms facing down, rotate the arms down until the hands are by your side. Pause and return to starting position. Keep your shoulder blades down and back throughout the movement and do not strain.
Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:
Avoid stretching the muscle is cold.
Stop if the stretch causes pain.
Perform the stretch in a safe environment to avoid the risk of a fall or injury.
Recommended stretch for use within a warm-up or cool down.
As instructed by a skilled physiotherapist, the stretch / exercise is beneficial for injury prevention, to aid recovery from specific injuries, enhancement of the injury healing process, elongates tight muscles, reduces soft tissue tightness and alleviates joint stiffness.
Please feel free to contact the Manchester G4 Clinic to speak to a member of the team for any questions that you may have.