Performing the lat stretch exercise can be useful in reducing shoulder, neck and/or low back pain but it should be done in a manner that reduces shoulder stress. To do this, make sure your palms are facing upward when performing this stretch.
Find a stable surface to place both arms on with palms facing upward. Pull your shoulder blades back but do not arch your back. Next, pull your belly inward away from your pant line.
While maintaining trunk/head position and arms straight, lean forward to therapeutic stretch.
Repeat as directed by your physical therapist.
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We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to perform any of our exercises without formal training from our physical therapists so as to avoid potential injury. The exercises shown have specific purpose and yield benefits when performed in conjunction with a complete therapy program that is customized to each patient. The only way this can be initiated is through an initial evaluation.
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