postshouldermusc11.jpgBody Map: Shoulder- Posterior/Back Of

This region contains part of the majority of the rotator cuff muscles, the teres major, and latissimus dorsi.

In this section you will find our available treatment plans as well as the different self treatment techniques on this site.

Injury Treatment Plans for this area:

(* note. each treatment plan includes a free downloadable PDF. Here's a post on how to use them.)

1. Shoulder impingementClick here.

This is part of our "Injury of the Week" blog series. Each post will talk about what the injury is and how it can happen. It will then take you through all five steps of the ATA self treatment system.

Self Treatment System

Part 1. Self Muscle Massage.

  1. Blog post with anatomy review, video and picture demonstration of self muscle release techniques for the back of the shoulder using a foam roller and tennis ball. Click here.

Part 2.Mobilizations

  1. Blog post on tennis ball/active mobilization for the rotator cuff/intersection area at the back of the shoulder. Click here.
  2. Blog post on active mobilizations for the rotator cuff. Click here.

Part 3. Stretching.

  1. Blog post on stretches for the back of the shoulder (including posterior shoulder capsule + latissimus dorsi). Click here.

Part 4. Kinesiology tape.

  1. Blog post on how to apply tape for impingement syndrome (aka pain at the front of the shoulder). Click here.
  2. Blog post on how to apply tape for a rotator cuff injury (aka tendinitis, bursitis, etc). Click here.
  3. Blog post on how to apply tape following an AC sprain/separated shoulder. Click here.

Part 5. Strengthening. 

Right now our strength advice is specific to our "injury of the week" blog series (see top of this page for injuries affecting this area). However, all of our strenghtening videos can be found on our youtube channel (link at top of website).