What is shoulder internal rotation stretch (with towel)?

Shoulder internal rotation stretch (with towel)

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  1. Roll up a towel lengthwise. Put the towel over your unaffected shoulder and hold the front end with your unaffected hand.
  2. With your affected arm, reach behind your back and grasp the other end of the towel.
  3. There are two ways to stretch your affected shoulder.
    • With the towel lying on your shoulder, pull the front end of the towel down with your unaffected arm until you feel a stretch in the front and outside of your affected shoulder.
    • Pull the front end of the towel straight up above your head with your unaffected arm until you feel a stretch in the front and outside of your affected shoulder.
  4. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  5. Relax and move the towel back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  7. If you can, repeat these steps for your other shoulder.

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