I should start this next sequence of stretches too by acknowledging that I have taken all the stretches from a set of 3 Stretching Charts that I purchased from The Stretching Institute in the USA. The material has been developed and produced by Brad Walker, and also references his book "The Anatomy of Stretching" and website www.anatomyofstretching.com .
For the first stretch in this sequence I thought it would be appropriate to address the Rotator Cuff of the shoulder. It is a difficult area to describe how to stretch and that is why I left it till now so that I can show images as well ... to help make it easier to understand and stretch correctly and effectively. And so, here we go ...
These stretches are beneficial to anyone recovering from Shoulder Dislocation/Subluxation, Acromioclavicular separation, Sternoclavicular separation, Impingement Syndrome involving the shoulder, Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, Bursitis in the shoulder region, and particularly Frozen Shoulder.
Always remember that while stretching may be recommended to aid recovery out of injury, you should always be very careful when stretching through rehabilitation. Your soft tissues are likely to be more vulnerable to re-injury if you stretch too much or too hard during this time. Always check with your Health Care Professional who is guiding you through your recovery to make sure it is appropriate to start stretching, and please - ALWAYS FOLLOW THE RULES FOR SAFE STRETCHING (The first entry on this stretching blog).
Images taken from "Upper Body Stretches" wall chart by B. Walker.