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Brett Sears

Use Shoulder Pulleys to Improve ROM

By October 31, 2012

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Shoulder pain can limit your ability to use your arm properly. It can prevent you from lifting your arm overhead and may limit your ability to dress and sleep comfortably.

Your physical therapist can evaluate your shoulder problem and prescribe the best treatment for your shoulder. He or she will measure your rotator cuff and arm strength, your range of motion ROM, and your function. Then your P.T. can prescribe exercises to help improve your condition.

Over-the-door shoulder pulleys are a great way to stretch your shoulder. They are an exercise apparatus that is a pully system that hangs from a door. You can then use them to stretch your shoulder in various directions.

Over the door shoulder pulleys are great for conditions like shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, and post-operative shoulder rehab.

If you have shoulder pain or have shoulder surgery, ask your physical therapist about shoulder pulleys. He or she can help prescribe the right exercises for you to do to improve your shoulder ROM.

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