Day 5: Beginner Shoulder Stretches & Exercises - Whole Body Wellness Challenge

Hi, I'm Doctor Jo, a Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy. I hope you enjoy my video demos of stretches & exercises for common injuries and syndromes. Be safe. Have fun. And I hope you feel better soon.

Buy the Shoulder Routine worksheetIt's Shoulder Stretches & Exercises Day in my Whole Body Wellness Challenge for beginners! This real-time shoulder routine is simple, but effective in helping strengthen the shoulders & relieve pain.

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These shoulder stretches & exercises are also great for helping improve posture, decrease tightness, and improve overall flexibility. They are not only great for the shoulders, but they are also great for the neck and upper back.

Let’s begin with a quick 2 minute warm up to help get the muscles loose and ready to go. Shoulder circles, arm circles, shoulder squeezes, and seated Ts will help the muscles get ready for the routine.

After the warm up, isometric exercises are a great way to activate the muscles, but not make big movements that might cause pain. Shoulder external rotation, internal rotation, bicep curl, and tricep isometrics will help activate the muscles around the neck to improve stability and decrease pain.

Then going into some full stretches with an upper trap stretch, levator scap stretch, and a prayer stretch/child’s pose will really help improve motion and decrease tight muscles.

Finally, shoulder flexion, abduction, and scaption are great exercises to work the muscles you have just lengthened and loosened up.

Congratulations on finishing Day 5 of my Whole Body Wellness Challenge. See you back here for Day 6!

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