Video exercises for shoulder pain


Our videos have been provided courtesy of Physiotec. The creators of innovative and adaptable exercise software for physiotherapists. 

We recommend that you seek advice from a physiotherapist or healthcare professional before starting any new exercise regime.  If any of these exercises worsen your pain, please seek urgent medical advice.

Assisted shoulder flexion

  • Clasp your hands in front of your body.
  • Raise them over your head by letting your stronger side guide and assist your weaker side.

Assisted shoulder flexion

  • Stand in front of a wall and place the hand of the affected arm on the wall in front of you.
  • With your fingers, climb up the wall as high as you can and come back to the starting position.
  • Repeat.

AAROM external rotation

  • Stand up against a wall.
  • Position your affected arm on the wall close to your body, elbow bent 90 degrees, palm up.
  • Push the affected arm out to the side toward the wall as far as possible by pushing on the stick with the good hand.
  • Maintain the position and slowly return to the middle.
  • Repeat.

Scaption strengthening, weight

  • Stand with weights in your hands, arms straight at your sides, thumbs up and your shoulders down and back.
  • Raise your arms in a 45 degree angle up to parallel.
  • Return to the starting position and repeat.

Side lying external rotation

  • Lie on your side with a weight in your top hand, elbow bent to 90 degrees.
  • Place a rolled towel between your arm and your side.
  • Rest your head on your free arm.
  • Externally rotate the arm to lift the weight up.
  • Keep your body still; do not turn the trunk to assist the movement.
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