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Shoulder Flexion (Strength)

  1. Stand up straight with your feet slightly apart, and hold a hand weight in each hand. Your healthcare provider will tell you what size hand weights to use. Hold your arms down at your sides with your palms facing back, and the weights resting on the fronts of your thighs.

  2. Look straight ahead. Slowly raise one arm straight up in front of you until the hand weight is in your line of sight. Keep your elbow straight but not locked. Hold for 1 second, then lower your arm. Repeat 5 times.

  3. Repeat this exercise with the other arm. 

  4. Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed.

 

Tip: Don’t swing the weights. Use slow, controlled movements.

Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2019
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