Exercise Guide


This section shows the different uses for the exercises on the website.

The exercises are graded according to their intensity based on EMG analysis studies of Tim Uhl and the experience of leading shoulder therapists in the UK:


Level 1 = < 20% intensity

Level 2 = 21-40% intensity

Level 3 & 4 = > 40% intensity


Not all of the exercises have been investigated and the information is intended only as a guide when choosing exercises.


We have designed a booklet of all the exercises (and more), which can be used by an individual patient with their therapist.
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1. McGann PD et al ( 1993) A kinematic and electromyographic study of shoulder rehabilitation exercises. Clin Orthop Rel Res 288(March); 179-188

2. Hintermeister RA et al (1998) Electromyographic Activity and applied load during shoulder rehabilitation exercises using elastic resistance. Am J Sports Med 26(2);210-220

3. Uhl T et al (2003) Shoulder Musculature activation during upper extremity weight bearing exercise. J Ortho Sports Phys Ther  33(3);109-117

4. Moseley JB et al (1992) EMG analysis of the scapular muscles during a shoulder rehabilitation program. 20(2); 128-134


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