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Shoulder stretch (posterior)

  1. Relax your shoulders. Hold the elbow of your affected arm with your other hand.
  2. Use your hand to pull your affected arm gently up and across your body. You will feel a gentle stretch across the back of your affected shoulder.
  3. Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds, then slowly lower your arm.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  5. If you can, repeat these steps for your other shoulder.

Current as of: July 18, 2023

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