A PT Home Exercise Program for a Shoulder Range of Motion from Hunterdon Orthopedic Institute and Mid Jersey Ortho

We’ve curated these six exercises, shared by Hunterdon Orthopedic Institute and Mid Jersey Ortho, into a Home Exercise Program (HEP) using the PT-Helper CONNECT tool and prescribed via the PT-Helper mobile app.

Reminder: Please consult your physician before engaging in any physical activity and stop if you experience pain or discomfort.

Exercises Included:

  1. Pendulum Exercise – Clockwise and Counterclockwise Lean over a table and let the involved arm hang down. Swing the arm in circles clockwise, then counter-clockwise, then in a pendulum motion forward and back.

    Each movement should be done slowly, holding the position for five seconds, and repeated 10-15 times.
  2. Active Assisted Supine Flexion Lie on your back, hold the stick with both hands with arms straight, raise both arms overhead as far as possible.
  3. Standing Internal Rotation Place the involved arm behind your buttocks and grasp one end of the stick. With the opposite hand reach behind the back and pull the stick upward, thereby causing the involved arm to internally rotate.
  4. Supine (or Standing) Cross Body Adduction Lie down or stand, grasp the elbow of your involved arm with your opposite hand and pull the involved arm across the front of your chest.
  5. Rope and Pulley Flexion Place pulley system in doorway, and use the good arm to help elevate the involved arm as high as possible. Start by facing the door, and, as your motion improves, face away from the door.
  6. Wall Climb Stand facing the wall, lay your palm on the wall, slowly walk toward the wall and use your fingers to help slide the hand upwards on the wall. Continue until the shoulder has maximum tolerable stretch, and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat once.

Shoulder Exercise Demo, as viewed on the PT-Helper Mobile App:

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