G'day, my name's Fergus. I'm a physio. These are some of the exercises and treatments that I like to use on my patients.
Alright, this is Joel. He's got some rotator cuff pain - some rotator cuff impingement. He's got a sore right shoulder. I'm just showing him a stretch to do at home. His internal rotation is tight. He's a bit tight through his external rotators and his posterior capsule. This is a stretch into internal rotation. Some people call it a "sleeper stretch" - if you're doing it lying on your side / on the ground. I like to get people doing it up against the wall. I find people are more likely to do an exercise if they can do it standing up. People are generally too lazy to lie down to do an exercise. I'm asking Joel to hold this stretch for thirty seconds, and I want him to do it at least half a dozen times a day. We can measure his internal rotation week to week and see the improvement, and he can compare it himself, the right arm compared to the left arm, and he'll feel the improvement, the more he does it as well. So this is a shoulder stretch for his rotator cuff impingement.