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Exercises To Do While Lying Down

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These exercises should be done on a bed or the floor. Lie down on your back with your knees and hips bent and your feet flat.

Wand exercise (Figure 1)

Figure 1

This exercise helps increase the forward motion of your shoulders. You will need a broom handle, yardstick, or other stick-like object to use as the wand in this exercise.

  • Hold the wand in both hands with your palms facing up.
  • Lift the wand up over your head as far as you can. Use your unaffected arm to help lift the wand until you feel a stretch in your affected arm.
  • Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Lower arms and repeat 5 to 7 times.

Elbow winging (Figure 2)

Figure 2

    This exercise helps increase the movement in the front of your chest and shoulder. It may take many weeks of regular exercise before your elbows will get close to the bed or floor.

  • Clasp your hands behind your neck with your elbows pointing toward the ceiling.
  • Move your elbows apart and down toward the bed or floor.
  • Repeat 5 to 7 times.

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