Sleeper Stretch

  • HOW: Get set up by lying on the side of the involved shoulder with your head supported by a pillow. Roll back slightly onto the shoulder blade in this position.From here, bring your arm out to the side at roughly a 90 degree angle from your body. It should be supported on the surface. Bend your elbow up to create a 90 degree “L” angle. Use your top hand to gently push your arm down creating a stretch in your shoulder joint. Hold that stretch for as long as prescribed. 
  • FEEL: You should feel a stretch in your shoulder. 
  • COMPENSATION: Maintain the 90 degree angle in your elbow and slightly roll back on your shoulder blade for the best stretch.

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