Types of Rotator Cuff Exercise

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					Types of Rotator Cuff Exercise
People who have injured their shoulder, along with people who are having
problems with normal wear and tear and deterioration in their muscles and
tendons in the shoulder, which can develop into rotator cuff tendonitis,
can all benefit from rotator cuff exercise.
There are many different types of rotator cuff exercise. However, they
are grouped into two different categories: stretching and strengthening.
You must have made significant progress with the stretching exercises and
have restored mobility before considering the strengthening exercises.
You should be doing some stretching exercises at least eight times per
day. The Posterior Stretch is good for stretching the back of the
shoulder. Pull on the elbow of the injured arm and pull it across your
body until you can feel the stretch in your upper back. Once you can,
hold this position for about five seconds, then repeat twice.
The Overhead Stretch will work both shoulders equally. Bend your body at
the waist to a 90 degree angle and stretch the shoulders. Hold the
position for about 15 seconds and repeat. The Forward Wall Climb is done
facing a wall and extending the arm by walking the fingers up and down
the wall. Each time your fingers climb the wall you should be attempting
to go just a little higher. Only go as far as you can stand, pain wise.
The strength of the area both in and around the rotator cuff is very
important as well. A good rotator cuff exercise for the rotator cuff is
the Wall Push Up. This is done in the same way that you would normally do
one on the floor, except that you are vertical instead of horizontal. As
your shoulder strength improves, you may graduate to more difficult
positions, like a countertop, a couch arm, and lastly, the floor.
While there are many other rotator cuff exercise routines available, it
is important to consult with a physical therapist before starting any
strength training following an injury.
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