SHOS09 strengthening of the extensors of the shoulders and rhomboids

Function:

To strengthen and stabilise the shoulder by creating more power and control in the surrounding muscles. Strengthening of the extensors of the shoulders the triceps and the muscles that retract the scapulae- the rhomboids.

Method:

Starting Position:

Stand upright with feet apart or sit on a steady chair.
Take a looped exercise band and hold it with both hands

Action:

Raise your arms by your sides with almost straight elbows. In a slow progressive manner pull both hands apart thus stretching the band. When your hands are lightly behind your torso hold the stretch for 5 seconds, relax and repeat

Notes:

As your rehabilitation progresses your osteopath may advise you to increase the resistance level of the band.Contract your core muscles to maintain an erect and stable posture.