Overhead Toss Shoulder Exercise

This shoulder exercise enhances the co-ordination of the shoulders and trunk.


  • To increase the strength of the trunk and shoulders.
  • To enhance shoulder co-ordination.


  • Lying on the floor the athlete throws the ball overhead to the therapist and simultaneously moves into a sit-up position.
  • The therapist throws the ball back, behind the athletes head so that the athlete must reach overhead to catch the ball.

Muscles worked:

  • The muscles of the upper extremity.