Top 3 Upper Extremity Stretches
This month we have our top three shoulder stretches: lats, pectoralis minor, and posterior capsule. We picked these three stretches because they target muscles that are often tight can cause underlying dysfunction of neck or shoulder.
#1 Lats Stretch
There are a few different positions that can be used to stretch the lats, some being felt more in the back of the shoulders or lower back.
#2 PEC MINOR
Pec Minor Release Stretch:
This muscle responds really well to the release pictured below. There will be some discomfort during the release, so don’t be discouraged when it does not give instant relief.
#3 SLEEPER STRETCH
the key to this stretch is to keep your head supported with a pillow to roll completely onto shoulder before starting downward stretch. It should be felt in the back of the shoulder.
GOOD LUCK! In March we will give the top 3 neck stretches!!