Our sedentary lifestyles and long hours working at a desk, in front of a computer or on our smart phones means that our posture suffers and the imbalances around our shoulders become more apparent and can even lead to injury.
If your shoulders and chest have been feeling tight, take a break from your work and give these shoulder stretches a try. After completing these stretches you should be able to hold a better posture and maybe even notice that you are breathing deeper.
These shoulder stretches can be helpful for injury prevention for office workers, throwers, swimmers, volleyball players and the like. If you are currently suffering from a shoulder injury, you may not be able to perform these stretches initially.
Never perform this exercise if you are feeling pain, pinching or discomfort anywhere in your body.
We always recommend talking to a qualified health professional such a Physiotherapist to ensure this exercise is right for your body. To book an appointment with one of our expert Physiotherapists in downtown Toronto, give us a call.