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Passive External Rotation Exercise - Left Total Shoulder Replacement


  • Prevent stiffness in your shoulder

Starting position

  • Lie on your back with arms as shown


  • Use your right arm to grasp your left arm 
  • Gently rotate your arm away from your body in a small, controlled motion.


  • Place a towel roll underneath your upper arm
  • Relax your left arm throughout the exercise
  • Be sure to limit your range of motion as directed by your surgeon and therapist