Subscapularis Stretch

Subscapularis Stretch


The Subscapularis is the most anterior muscle that forms part of the rotator cuff group.

Subscapularis StretchStretching

Option 1 ~ ‘Downward Dog’ yoga pose.




Subscapularis StretchOption 2 ~ Either standing or kneeling for the stretch. Anchor your hands onto a horizontal surface or vertical pole, with arms straight out in front, bend forwards at the hip, taking your head, neck and torso in a direction below your shoulders whilst keeping your shoulders externally rotated.


Origin ~

  • Subscapula fossa of the scapula.

Insertion ~

  • Lesser tubercle of the humerus.

Actions ~

  • Medial rotation of the shoulder and stabilization of the glenohumeral joint.