Faculty & Staff

Shoulder/Upper Back Stretches

Shoulder Shrug

  • Sit or stand up straight with your shoulders relaxed. Look straight ahead.
  • Lift your shoulders toward your ears until you feel a slight tension in your neck and shoulders.
  • Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Relax your shoulders into their normal position.
  • Repeat 2 or 3 times.

Upper Back Stretch

  • Sit or stand up straight with your shoulders relaxed. Look straight ahead.
  • Interlace fingers behind your head with your elbows out to the side.
  • Pull your shoulder blades together in back until you feel a slight tension in your upper back and shoulder blades. Don't arch your back.
  • Hold for 8 to 10 seconds, then relax.
  • Repeat several times.

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