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Passive Forward Flexion in the Scapular Plane



Purpose

  • Prevent stiffness in your shoulder

Starting position

  • Lie on your back with arms as shown

Action

  • Use your left arm to gently raise your right arm overhead
  • Then gently lower your arm back down

Tip

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