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Up the back stretch

Up the back stretch

Overview

The hand up your back stretch is an exercise that stretches the anterior, or front, part of your shoulder.

Review Date 6/13/2021

Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.