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1

What are the muscles of the rotator cuff?

Supraspinatus Infraspinatus Teres minor Subscapularis

2

What does the supraspinatus muscle do?

Abducts the arm

3

What does the infraspinatus muscle do?

Externally rotates the arm

4

What does teres minor muscle do?

Externally rotates the arm

5

What does the subscapularis muscle do?

Internally rotates the humerus

6

Which muscle is highlighted in purple?

Subscapularis

7

Which muscle is highlighted in blue?

Infraspinatus

8

Which muscle is highlighted in yellow?

Teres minor

9

Which muscle is highlighted in green?

Supraspinatus

10

What poses are contraindicated for a rotator cuff injury?

Postures that take the arms above shoulder height

Arm balancing postures

Postures with an element of weight bearing on the arms