Shoulder Exercises: Side Raise
This exercise stretches and strengthens your shoulders. Before starting, talk about the exercise with your healthcare provider and read through all the directions. During the exercise, breathe normally and use smooth movements. Stop if you feel any pain. If pain persists, call your healthcare provider.
Stand straight, holding a ____ pound weight in each hand, arms at sides, feet shoulder-width apart. Ask your physical therapist or healthcare provider how much weight to use.
Slowly extend your arms up and out until weights are at shoulder level. Slowly return to starting position.
Repeat ____ times. Do ____ sets ____ times a day.
Don’t swing the weights or raise weights above shoulder level.
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