Shoulder Rotator Cuff Strain Injuries – Side-Planks on Elbow Level 2

To fully rehab the rotator cuff after an injury, it’s ideal to strengthen the shoulder blade muscles as well.

Start by positioning yourself side lying on the affected side. If it’s your left shoulder then position your left forearm on the ground with your low back and legs straight, feet together and your inner core muscles engaged below your belly button.

Keep your low back flat and your body in a straight line as you lift your left hip off the ground so your body weight is supported by your arm, shoulder and foot. Then raise your right arm straight up pointing your hand to the ceiling and lower it back down.

Do this arm motion for ten repetitions for a total of ten sets, twice per day.