Top 4 Post Op Shoulder Exercises
The following video is the top four post op shoulder exercises
1. PASSIVE PENDULUM EXERCISES
Bend forward 90 degrees at the waist, using a table for support. Rock your body in a circular pattern to move the arm clockwise 10 times, then counterclockwise 10 times. Let gravity and momentum provide the movement.
2. SHOULDER FLEXION (WALL WALKS)
While standing near a wall as shown, slowly “walk” your fingers up the wall until you feel a gently stretch. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times, 3 times per day.
3. SHOULDER FLEXION
Lie on your back holding a stick in both hands, keeping your hands shoulder-width apart. Raise both hands over your head until you feel a gentle stretch. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times, 3 times per day.
4. SHOULDER FLEXION
Sit in a chair with your affected arm on a table as shown. Lean forward, sliding your arm forward on the table until you feel a gentle stretch. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Repeat 10 times, 3 times per day.
Please note, it is important to check with your provider prior to beginning any exercise program. You may have certain restrictions after your surgery and will not be allowed to perform some of these exercises until cleared by your surgeon. Note: These exercises are not designed to substitute for a post operative therapy protocol. If you are having surgery, make sure you clarify your surgery protocol with your surgeon.