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Shoulder Passive Range of Motion Exercises - Ask Doctor Jo

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http://www.AskDoctorJo.com Doctor Jo shows you some simple shoulder passive range of motion exercises you can do if you can't move your arm on your own because it is too weak or painful. For more physical therapy videos or to Ask Doctor Jo a question, visit http://www.AskDoctorJo.com Doctor Jo on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AskDoctorJo Doctor Jo on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AskDoctorJo More Details About This Video: Sometimes you can't move your arm on your own because it is too weak, painful, or maybe you are not allowed to actively move your shoulder from a surgery. This video will show you some passive range of motion exercises for your shoulder. Take a stick of some sort. Broom sticks work well. You are going to do all the movement with your good arm. The "bad" or injured arm is just going along for the ride! First, hold the broom stick straight out in front of you with your good side. Place the other hand on the stick. Lift the stick with the good side slowly, and try to relax the other arm so it does not actively move. Take it as high as you comfortably can, and slowly come back down. Then, put the hand of the bad side on the end of the broomstick. Slowly push the arm out to the side and up, and slowly come back down. Finally, put your elbow by your side with your hand straight out at a 90 degree angle. Put the hand of the bad side on the end of the stick again. Keeping your elbow at your side, push outward slowly until you feel a stretch, and then bring it back in. Do all these 10 times. DISCLAIMER: This video and any related comments are not medical advice. Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy; however, she is not YOUR Physical Therapist and can't possibly diagnose you through the Internet. So don't use this information to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they have given you. This information is only intended to show you the correct technique for physical therapy exercises and should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any medical condition. If you are not properly diagnosed, this information won't help, and it could make things worse. So seriously, check with your healthcare professional before doing these techniques. If you experience any pain or difficulty while doing these exercises, stop immediately and see your healthcare professional.