Poor posture can be the root cause for many upper extremity pain problems. Treating postural imbalance is often necessary for resolving these issues.
Diagnoses such as tendonitis/tendinosis, proximal and distal nerve compression, functional shoulder impingement, or circulation problems, for example, may be helped by postural stretching.
Studies show that good posture is beneficial for the overall improvement of any upper extremity injury. Upper quarter mobility, stretching, and aerobic exercises are valuable for stimulating lymphatic flow and promoting circulation to all upper extremity structures.
Some examples of exercises for posture and muscle imbalance we include, but are not limited to:
Sahrmann Exercise—Wall Glides and Slides
‘D’ Exercise—Shoulder Shrugs
‘I’, “T”, &’Y’ Exercises
Foam Roller Stretches
Seated Pectoral Stretch
Bilateral Shoulder Stretch