These exercises strengthen the muscles which stabilise the shoulder blades. If they are weak the shoulder blades tend to slide forwards, around the ribs putting more strain on the muscles above the shoulder blades and the neck muscles. This may also move the shoulder joint forwards compromising the action of the rotator cuff muscles and leading to shoulder injuries.
- Elbows should be at same height as shoulder but slightly further apart.
- Shoulders should not move, all movement is through the torso and shoulder blades
- Keep elbows on the wall.
- Work up to 20 reps, twice a day.