Rotator Cuff Exercises – Teres Minor Myofascial Release

The Teres Minor is a muscle I find to be very problematic once a person’s posture is starting to improve. Since it is such a small muscle, flaring it up doesn’t take much. It’s usually when a person can’t externally rotate their shoulder properly that these pains begin to arise in this area. It’s important to understand that this muscle usually does go into spasm mainly because it has to compensate for powerful, overdeveloped tissues on the anterior end of the shoulder. Be sure to do all the other release points I have covered in videos past with the lacrosse ball, then implement this technique.

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  1. Mary Achey January 4, 2013 at 4:21 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to try this. After 7 months of going to massage therapy, and 5 visits to the same therapist, she identified my core muscle problem. Its Teres Minor. She got the right one to release and ran out of time. This has been aggravating me for a couple of years.

    • Diogo January 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      hey, did you try the technique? Can you elaborate a bit more on your sympthoms? I’ve been suffering with mine for more than 6 months and has a big impact on my life. What caused it in your case? (my main suspicion is teres minor) My pain is concentrated at the back of the shoulder (deep) and spreads down to triceps if I use my arm a bit more. Does not take much to flare up…

  2. Steve Brinkman May 4, 2016 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Dude thank you so much for these videos!

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