Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shoulder stretching the forward lean for stiffness and after the ream and run for shoulder arthritis

The key to recovery from the ream and run shoulder arthroplasty is achieving and maintaining at least 150 degrees of forward elevation. The basic exercises are shown here. One of these that has proven particularly effective is the forward lean, shown below
One of our patients kindly provided a video of him doing this exercises shortly after his surgery. What's nice about this exercise is that it can be done slowly and gently with a focus on relaxation over several minutes.


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