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Shoulder Girdle Stretch

Man sitting in chair with back straight and hands on lap.

Man sitting in chair with one elbow bent and arm across body. Other hand is pressing bent elbow towards body.

To start, sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Your weight should be slightly forward so that you’re balanced evenly on your buttocks. Relax your shoulders and keep your head level. Using a chair with arms may help you keep your balance:

  • Place 1 hand on the outside elbow of the other arm.

  • Pull the arm across your body. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat once.

  • Switch sides.

For your safety, check with your health care provider before starting an exercise program.

Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim APRN, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/27/2013
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