Stretch of the Week: Trunk Rotations
By JD Fields, DPT
AZOPT Goodyear Physical Therapist
Stretch Type: Dynamic
How to Perform: Start by standing tall with your arms together and out in front of you. Swing one of your arms like you are opening the page of a book, keeping the other pointed straight forward. Go as far as you can until you feel a stretch in you mid back or the front of your arm. Perform this 10 times at a moderate pace. Repeat on the opposite side.
Why Perform This Stretch: This stretch will improve your rotating motion in your back which is important for swinging activities such as Pickle Ball, Racquetball, Softball, Baseball, and any other throwing activity.
Please note: Try to perform this stretch at a moderate pace to simulate the motions that you perform in sports.