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8 Exercises for Healthy Shoulders

Shoulder pain often results from a combination of faulty forward shoulder posture combined with weak rotator cuff muscles. It is one of the most common complaints we get in the office.

These exercises are a good starting point to stimulate the rotator cuff muscles and improve the posture. These exercises can be combined with some stretching activities to improve pectoral (chest) muscle flexibility and ultimately restore shoulder stability.

What does that mean to you?….your shoulders feel better, degenerate slower and last longer. Who doesn’t want that??!!

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5 Muscle Groups to Stretch Daily & How to Stretch Them


One of the most common questions we get in the office here at Peak Performance Spine & Sports Medicine is, “what should I be doing daily for my body as far as stretches?” It’s a great question.

There are 5 muscle groups that should be stretched daily which influences posture and ultimately how our bodies age.

These muscle groups to stretch daily are: The low back muscles, the pec’s (chest), the hamstrings, the hip flexors and the gluteals. In this video, Dr. Robert Barton identifies these muscles and offers a couple different stretch options for each.