Towel Pushes on the Table in Flexion
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Purpose: To gain range of motion of the shoulder.
Start Position: Sit on the edge of a stool or chair in front of a large table; put a towel on top of the table directly in front of you and place both arms on top of the towel.
Action: Slide the towel forward along the top of the table by bending at your waist "hip-hinge" and shift your body weight forward; reach out as far as you can and return to the start position.
Parameters: Repeat movement 20-25 times
Tips: Perform each stretch slowly and gently, working towards a moderate stretch; keep a neutral position with your low back (movement of the trunk should be isolated only at the hips); do not let your shoulders elevate towards your ears; let the movement of your trunk generate the shoulder motion.