Four simple stretches to improve shoulder mobility

Shoulder stiffness is a common complaint and one that we treat frequently at Elite Therapy. Even mild shoulder stiffness can impact on our daily lives as well as cause pain. If severe, it can affect people’s work, hobbies and ability to sleep.

Stiffness in the front of the shoulder and upper chest is frequently caused by poor posture. Such posture is often due to spending hours sat at a desk or driving long distances. In both cases poor ergonomic design may mean that the shoulders have to be raised to reach the keyboard or steering wheel, which leads to stress on the joints and muscles and resulting stiffness.

In this video, Joel explains and demonstrates four stretches that  can be done at home which will decrease stiffness and pain and increase the mobility of these vital joints.

Elite Therapy is a multidisciplinary sports therapy and physiotherapy clinic in Coventry. We treat a range of injuries both sporting and non-sporting as well as back, neck and musculoskeletal pain. Elite Therapy’s services include assessment and diagnosis, physiotherapy, sports therapy, massage therapy, taping and ultrasound. There is also an on-site rehabilitation gym and studio for the Pilates and yoga classes.