Easy Upper Back stretches
In conjunction with the chest stretches this stretch is wonderful to help relieve pain or discomfort between the shoulder blades.
*Please avoid these stretches if you have had a shoulder injury, particularly affecting stability, such as but not limited to dislocations, muscles strains, ligament sprains, or seek professional exercise advice if unsure. It’s also important to remember to be gentle moving into and out of stretches to avoid injuring yourself. These stretches are a guide and by no means replace your personal professional advice if required.
- Sit up right, tall in your chair, with feet flat on the floor
- Interlace your fingers with your arms out in front of you
Starting position for the Rhomboids and middle Trapezius (between the shoulder blades)
- Inhale, then on the exhale gently push your hands forward and away from you
- When you feel a stretch hold the position for at least 10 seconds
- Focus on breathing while stretching
Finish position for the Rhomboids and middle Trapezius stretch
*Ensure you keep your head up. If you find it difficult to feel the stretch, you may use a fixed pole to link your hands around and pull back gently to feel the stretch. Ensure you keep your feet in a wide stance to support your body weight and control the resistance level of the stretch.
*Please avoid these stretches if you have had a shoulder injury, seek professional exercise advice if unsure.
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This is a wonderful easy way to manage your own discomfort and feel great.
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