Exercises

Shoulder Exercises

Shoulder Glides
Shoulder Glides

Shoulder passive mobilization ( Glides )


Purpose


REDUCES PAIN :


*Inhibits nociception


INCREASES RANGE OF MOTION (ROM)


*Enhances synovial fluid production and exchange

with cartilage matrix

*Separates adhesions

*Stimulates the correct alignment of collagen fibers

 




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Anterior Glide of the GH Joint - While supporting the patient's forearm between your upper arm and trunk, apply a grade I traction at the GH joint with the guiding hand while the mobilizing hand glides the humerus in an anterior direction.

 

Posterior Glide of the GH Joint - While supporting the patient's forearm between your upper arm and trunk, apply a grade I traction to the GH joint with the guiding hand while the mobilizing hand glides the humerus in a posterior direction.

 

Inferior Glide of the GH Joint - While supporting the patient's forearm between your upper arm and trunk, apply a grade I traction to the GH joint with the guiding hand while the mobilizing hand glides the humerus in an inferior direction.

 

Distraction of the GH Joint - While supporting the patient's forearm between your upper arm and trunk, grip the proximal humerus as close to the axilla as possible from the medial and lateral side with both hands and move the humeral head lateral, anterior and inferior, perpendicular to the glenoid joint surface.

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