Overhead Rotator cuff stability

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Overhead Rotator cuff stability.

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This is a good exercise for stability and proprioception in the shoulder, primarily the rotator cuff.
  2. Like any exercise you should only do the exercise if it is pain free during, after and the next day. Obviously it is normal to feel some delayed onset muscle soreness between 48 to 72 hours but this should be manageable
  3. In four point kneeling, with spinal neural posture, flex your shoulder on one side so that it is overhead, place a ball against a wall and keep your hand on the ball pressing it lightly against the wall. The aim is to maintain good shoulder posture throughout to make it harder you can get a partner to knock your arm up, down and side to side so that you have to stabilise against this.
  4. Perform 20-30 sec holds and repeat for 3-5 sets in total
  5. Rests need to be no more than 30 seconds between sets
  6. You should aim to perform this session 2 to 3 times per week.

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