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Therapeutic exercise for the shoulder

Therapeutic exercise for the shoulder

Range of Motion and Flexibility

  • Pendulums
  • Table Slides into flexion, external rotation, and abduction
  • Supine active assist wands:
    • flexion
    • abduction
    • bilateral external rotation
    • unilateral external rotation and internal rotation at 0 degrees abduction
    • unilateral ER and IR at 45 degrees abduction
    • unilateral ER and IR at 90 degrees abduction
  • Shoulder rolls or scapular squeezes
  • Supine opposite arm assist flexion
  • Standing active assist wands for flexion and abduction
  • Flexion and abduction wall walks or wall slides
  • Standing active range of motion into flexion, scaption, and abduction
  • Horizontal adduction stretch/cross-body posterior capsule stretch
  • side lying internal rotation stretch/sleeper stretch
  • Towel behind back internal rotation stretch
  • Inferior capsule stretch
  • Doorway stretch

Strengthening

  •  Isometrics for
    • flexion
    • extension
    • IR
    • ER
    • Abduction
    • Adduction
  • Elastic resistance for:
    • IR/ER at 0 degrees abduction
    • IR/ER at 90 degrees abduction
    • extension
    • adduction
    • flexion
    • scaption
  • Side lying external rotation
  • Side lying internal rotation
  • Full can
  • Empty can
  • Blackburns
    • Blackburn 1
    • Blackburn 2
    • Blackburn 3
    • Blackburn 4
    • Blackburn 5
    • Blackburn 6
  • Supine Serratus punches
  • Front and lateral deltoid raises
  • Bent-over row
  • Row machine
  • Lat Pulldown
  • Bench Press

Plyometrics

Closed-chain exercises

Manual Therapy techniques

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