When shoulder impingement comes from poor posture, it’s often because we are lifting and rolling our shoulders forward. These stretches and exercises may help.
Starting off with a simple shoulder or scapular squeeze will help stretch the chest area and strengthen the upper back area.
Next, a levator scapulae stretch is a great way to relax the muscle that gets overworked when we are stressed.
Seated Ts will also help open up the chest and work the upper back muscles as well. A thoracic side bend will help stretch out the latissimus (lats) muscle which can cause pressure on the scapula when tight.
Finally, getting on all fours or in quadruped, a cat/cow or cat/dog and a prayer stretch (child’s pose) at an angle will also help stretch the upper back and lat area.
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