Week 4: Stretching Shoulders/Deltoid
by Trent Brooke, DPT
AZOPT Goodyear Physical Therapist
Type of stretch: Static
Start by standing tall with your back and neck straight. Bring your arm across your body by grabbing your elbow and pulling to the opposite side. Hold for 20-30 seconds when you feel a mild/moderate stretch in the shoulder. Repeat with both arms.
Why stretch the deltoid?
Stretching the deltoid can improve overall mobility of the shoulder. This shoulder stretch can be particularly important for the throwing and overhead athlete (pitching, tennis, volleyball, etc.). It can also decrease stress and strain in the muscles of the upper back and neck.