Wall Shoulder Girdle

This exercise is a good way to stretch the inner muscle fibers which connect to the sternum. Strengthening these fibers can help to pull the sternum out into a more normal position. therefore, it is an excellent exercise for those with Pectus Excavatum.


Preparation

Position back against wall. Place feet away from wall, slightly bending hips and knees. Bend elbows and position back of arms against wall with elbows to sides.

Execution

Push shoulders and back of arms and hands into wall and slowly raise arms as high as possible. Still pushing shoulders arms, slowly lower arms to starting position.

Comments

This dynamic shoulder girdle stretch exercises rhomboids and trapezius isometrically while stretching pectoralis minor and major. It can be prescribed for protracted shoulder girdle.
Keep lower and upper back against wall. Continuously push shoulders blades and arms into wall throughout stretch. Although arms move slowly throughout stretch, shoulders, elbows, and wrists are continuously pushing back against wall.

Muscles (Stretch)

Target

Pectoralis Minor

Other

Pectoralis Major, Sternal
Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Subscapularis

Muscles (Isometric)

Target

Rhomboids
Trapezius, Middle
Trapezius, Lower

Other

Deltoid, Posterior
Deltoid, Lateral
Infraspinatus
Teres Minor

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