Shoulder extension is an often neglected range of motion when it comes to shoulder health.
Probably because in today’s world we don’t do much that involves us needing to take our shoulders into extension. But that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Shoulder extension is largely important for overall shoulder health.
Many times, our patients have plenty of shoulder extension range of motion, but aren’t able to control it. We’ll check their passive range of motion and then at their end range, say “hold this right here.” And guess what? The majority of people lose a lot of that range.
This exercise is a great way to strengthen your shoulder extension end range of motion. If you have the passive range, you better have control and strength over it!