Featured Exercise: Doorway Chest/Pectoralis Stretch

This is an excellent stretch for the pectoralis or the front chest muscles. It helps improve posture and improve shoulder flexibility.

Stand in a doorway with both arms on the frame of the door as demonstrated in the image. Place one leg (with knee straight) behind, and one leg (slightly bent at the knee) in front. Lean forward into the door until a stretch is felt across the front of the chest. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds to 1 minute. If you do not feel a stretch with this positioning, then place your arms either slightly lower or higher until you feel a stretch.

Precautions: shoulder dislocations or subluxations, frozen shoulder. Seek guidance from one of our physical therapist for modifications.

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