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Shoulder External Rotation (Flexibility)

  1. Lie on your back on a bed or the floor, with your arms at your side. Bend your arms at a 90-degree angle. Hold a stick or cane in front of you with both hands, palms down. Keep your upper arms close to your body.

  2. Slowly push the stick or cane to the right with your left hand. Keep holding onto the stick or cane with both hands. Keep your elbows close to your body. Feel your right shoulder stretch. Stop at the point of discomfort. Hold for 5 seconds.

  3. Slowly move your arms back. Relax.

  4. Repeat on left side if instructed.

  5. Repeat 5 times, or as instructed.

Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith RN MSN CCRC
Online Medical Reviewer: Kenny Turley PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN
Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2020
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