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Rotator cuff strength

When completing rotator cuff strengthening a common problem is poor postural and scapula position.

Particularly in the early stages of rehab, the rotator cuff must be working from a stable base. The origin of all the shoulder internal and external rotators stem from the scapula and as such require correct position to work correctly.

Thoracic kyphosis is common due to the nature of office work and mobile phone usage and therefore we need to be in a more extended and neutral posture. This is often difficult for first timers to do as they are often unaware of their body position.

Using a theraband or resistance band to pull the shoulders bilaterally into slight retraction and extension will improve the ability to keep the scapula in the most efficient location.

Try this the next time you have trouble with your shoulder.

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