Shoulder Mobility With Wall Slides

Do you have tight shoulders and upper back?  Try our simple shoulder mobility wall slides to help mobilize your shoulders and upper back.  Great to do quickly in the middle or the day or anywhere you can find a wall.

Hi, this is Dana Ranahan from Body Works Sport Physiotherapy in North Vancouver and today I want to show you a quick exercise that you can do during the day to help relieve tightness in your shoulders an upper back and sometimes your neck as well. So if you can grab a piece of wall at work or at home,  and lean your body up against the wall, keeping you chin tucked in so your neck stays sort of long, feet away from the wall so your lower back is more comfortable, and then if you can bring your arms out to the side, so that you’re  going to bring them kind of at chest height, only if you can do this without shoulder pain, of course. As you breathe out, think about letting your chest relax and you’re going to let your arm slide up. So breathing out, arms raise up, breathe in, come back down, breathe out, arms raise up, breathe in, come back down. So often with these, it’s not so much like a strengthening exercise, but if you aim to do 5 or 10 repetitions of this once or twice a day, it’ll really help to lessen tension in the shoulders and upper back. If you have any other questions or you need more help, give us a call or check out our website at www.body-works.ca