One of the biggest problems for patients recovering from rotator cuff tendinitis is not actually the shoulder joint itself, but the position of the scapula or the shoulder blade and the mobility of the thoracic spine. So today I’m going to show you a release that you need to do in order to help reposition your shoulder blade. And that is to release the pectoralis minor muscle–it’s a muscle at the front of the shoulder blade. And you release it by placing a ball– a trigger point ball or you could use a lacrosse ball or tennis ball– across the front of the shoulder and then you will apply the ball to your chest. And then apply pressure to the ball and your chest by leaning against the wall, and then moving your arm around to release the muscle. And you can change the rotation of your arm, change the angle of abduction, and then change the position of the ball on your chest wall. And this this helps to do a nice release of that muscle. You can find an area that’s a bit tender. You can go side to side, up and down, and then rotate the arm to help do this release. If it’s too awkward to find a spot on the wall to do it, you can also use a yoga block. And you take the yoga block and you’ll apply pressure to the ball with your arm and hand and then you can–oh that’s a good spot–then you can, again, change the position of your arm while you’re holding the muscle or pinning the muscle down into a position. So this this helps to have the tissues sliding over one another properly. I don’t exactly recommend chewing on your yoga block, and I swear that wasn’t me, but that one down there. Yes, you! But this is a good tool for helping you to release your pectoralis minor.

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Dennis Veasley

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