Posterior Shoulder Stretch

Stretching the back of the shoulder can be effective in rotator cuff injuries and also when the muscles of the upper back and neck are tight.

Teaching Points

  • Stand upright and cross one arm across your body.
  • Using the opposite arm, pull the elbow of the arm being stretched towards the opposite shoulder.
  • Hold for between 10 and 30 seconds.


  • Bend the elbow of the arm being stretched.

Muscles Stretched