Revisiting the Sleeper Stretch for Shoulder by Kevin Wilk

Wednesdays with Wilk: The Sleeper Stretch Revisited

Dr. Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA walks you through an alternative way to have a patient perform the sleeper stretch. One of the reasons Dr. Wilk does not use the traditional method for stretching is because of the position it puts the patient’s shoulder in. Dr. Wilk’s adjusted stretch allows your patients to have better control over the internal rotation without additional discomfort. While working with patients on shoulder issues and rehab, keep in mind Dr. Wilk’s techniques and apply them to your own physical therapy practices.

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