Early shoulder rehabilitation should focus on maintaining range of motion until pain has subsided enough to begin light strengthening exercises. Here we demonstrate three effective techniques to maintain and increase shoulder range of motion in a safe and gentle manner so not to exacerbate any previous conditions.
1- Arm swing
2- Wall crawl
3- Dowel assisted movements
NOTE: Push through discomfort but never through pain 🙂
Once range of motion exercises can be completed pain free it is time to progress to strengthening exercises. These exercises will begin to activate the shoulder in order to prepare it for more dynamic movements.
1- Forward punch
2- Bicep curl
3- Lat pull
4- External rotation
5- Internal rotation
NOTE: If you feel an increase in pain or discomfort while performing these exercises rest of 24-48 hours before re-attempting. If pain persist please discontinue and contact your health care provider.