Supraspinatus Stretch

Supraspinatus Stretch


The Supraspinatus muscle is the most superior muscle that forms part of the rotator cuff group. It is most active in the first 30 degrees of shoulder abduction before the Deltoid begins its contraction and then it assists the Deltoid through the remainder of shoulder abduction.

Supraspinatus StretchStretching

Adduct and pull the shoulder behind your back. Grasp the elbow with the opposite hand (if you can reach it to increase the stretch.


Origin ~

  • Supraspinous fossa of the scapula.

Insertion ~

  • Greater tubercle of the humerus.

Actions ~

  • Abduction of the shoulder and stabilization of the glenohumeral joint.