Shoulder Exercises

pendulum exercise
pendulum exercise

Pendulum exercise



-This simple exercise helps regain range of motion in the shoulder joint and the muscles that make up the rotator cuff.


-Bend forward 90 degrees at the waist with your uninjured arm on a chair or table for support
-Let your injured arm hang down toward the ground.
-Make small circles with the hand of your injured arm. Let momentum move your arm around effortlessly for 10 circles; make both clockwise and
counterclockwise circles. Keep your movements smooth and controlled, not sloppy.
-As you progress in your rehab, you can hold a light hand weight (2 to 5 pounds) while doing the exercise.


-Do not do the exercises unless advised by your doctor.
-Repetitions of each exercise depend on your tolerance and condition, usually between 30-50 times.
-If you feel any pain while doing the exercises stop and ask your doctor.

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