Posterior Stretching Exercise for the Shoulder

Posterior Stretching Exercise for the Shoulder


  • 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.


ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerTimothy Bhattacharyya, MD

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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