Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Successful stretching

Shoulders tend to get stiff - after an injury, after surgery or for no apparent reason. Gentle, frequent stretching is very often successful in reducing stiffness. The key to a successful stretching program is relaxing while holding the stretch for a full two minutes (by the clock) and repeating the stretches every few hours during the day. The stretching programs we favor are those that require no equipment and that can be done anywhere.

These are shown here:

Of these the ones we've found most successful in improving elevation of the arm are the forward lean (B in the list above) and the sleeper stretch (G in the list above).


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