Posterior stretching exercise

Picture of the posterior stretching exercise
  • Hold the elbow of your injured arm with your opposite hand.
  • Use your hand to pull your injured arm gently up and across your body. You will feel a gentle stretch across the back of your injured shoulder.
  • Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds, then slowly lower your arm.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Last Updated: January 7, 2010

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedics

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