Prof. Lennard Funk’s Education Portal

Call: 01625 545071
Email: [email protected]
For treatment enquires visit The Arm Clinic

Post Op Exercises

Please Print and give this page to your Physiotherapist, who will assist you with your exercise programme.

POSTURE

Correct posture is one of the most important things to achieve following your surgery. It allows the shoulder to move in the way it was supposed to do without placing stresses and strains on the joint and muscles. See diagram for correct posture position.


The scapula or shoulder blades should be moved back and down. This is the normal or neutral position for them and should be maintained during all of the exercises


EXERCISES

The following exercises are for the remaining joints of the arm to ensure that they do not become stiff and sore and to maintain the circulation of the upper limb.

1. Move your elbow up and down as far as it will go.

2. Move your wrist up/ down and to each side as far as it will go.

3. Move your fingers and thumb as much as possible in all directions.


You can start this exercise now. (Sign and Date)…………………………………………..


Stand. Lean well forwards. Let your arm hang down. Swing your arm forwards and backwards and then in a gentle circular motion.
Repeat 10 times each direction. (Shown for the right shoulder).


You can start this exercise now. (Sign and Date)…………………………………………..

 
Lying on your back. Support your operated arm with the other arm and lift it up overhead. Repeat 10 times. (Shown for right shoulder). Begin lying on your back and progress into sitting as able.


  You can start this exercise now. (Sign and Date)…………………………………………..


Standing, with elbow flexed to 90 degrees, and held close to body, grasp the wrist of the affected arm with the good hand. Attempt to move the hand of the affected arm outward resisting the motion with the good hand. Keep the affected arm still.


You can start this exercise now. (Sign and Date)…………………………………………..


Standing with your back against a wall. Keep the arm close to your side, elbow bent. Push the elbow back into the wall. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.


 You can start this exercise now. (Sign and Date)…………………………………………..


Standing side on to the wall. Push arm into the wall. Do not allow the operated arm to move. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.


  You can start this exercise now. (Sign and Date)…………………………………………..


Lie on your back. Keep the scapula in the ‘neutral’ position, lift both arms towards the ceiling and over the head. 


You can start this exercise now. (Sign and Date)…………………………………………..


Lying on good side lift opposite forearm up towards the ceiling making sure that you do not roll backward.
Repeat 10x


Search ShoulderDoc.co.uk

Find a Shoulder Professional

+ Add Your Clinic Advanced Search

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.

ShoulderDoc.co.uk satisfies the INTUTE criteria for quality and has been awarded 'editor's choice'.

The material on this website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between ourselves and our patients. Full Disclaimer