Quick Tip: How’s your shoulder moving?

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

This week, check out the first part of a great two-part Active Isolated Stretch for the shoulder. Taking care of the shoulders is not only important for athletes like swimmers, climbers, dancers, and yogis, but also for preventing shoulder joint stiffness and injuries as we age. In this Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz demonstrates how to work with the shoulder in its internal rotation to stretch its external rotators. This one is great for increasing your range of motion while reaching backwards or behind your back.

Try it out, and then stay tuned for a complementary stretch next week — an Active Isolated Stretch for the internal rotators of the shoulder. We recommend incorporating both of these into your routine to help keep your shoulders flexible and stable! And as always, we're here if you have any questions about how bodywork and Active Isolated Stretching can help support your shoulder's functionality.