Upper Back Stretching
Instructions: Sitting or standing. Gently, pull one elbow toward the opposite shoulder. Hold to the count of 10. Repeat with the other arm. Do this exercise up to 10 times.
Objective: To stretch the upper back muscles, primarily the shoulder blade muscles.
Caution: If you have shoulder problems and experience pain at the shoulder joint level, stop this exercise.
Special Instructions: To increase the stretch, curve your back while pulling the elbow in the opposite direction.