For patients with postural concerns, shoulder pain, or the desire to increase shoulder strength, a great way to increase shoulder stability and work the shoulder blades is with the Rainbow Mini Loop. Check out the video below to see it in action and read on for the exercise details!
1. Slip the band around your hands so that your thumbs are facing towards you and the band is resting in their notch.
2. Find a wall to pin your hands against, maintaining slightly larger than a 90 degree angle with your elbows (your hands should be at or around face height)
3. Retract your shoulder blades down and back.
4. Start a "wall walk:" move one hand out on the wall, and then the other to meet it. Then go back in the opposite direction.
A more complex way to do this exercise is to use a clock motion, stretching the band out with one hand along the 1, 3, and 5 o'clock lines.
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