Here are a few examples of range of motion and isometric strengthening shoulder exercises to do at home. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a shoulder injury, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
The shoulder joint
The shoulder, also known as the glenohumeral joint, consists of the end of the humerus (upper arm bone) articulating with the glenoid fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade).
It is a ball and socket joint and it is the most mobile joint of the body, allowing movement in multiple planes.
The rotator cuff muscles (subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor) help to stabilise the shoulder joint and ensure the humeral head moves properly in the glenoid fossa without impingement.
A dislocation of the shoulder joint, a rotator cuff muscle tear or frozen shoulder are common injuries/conditions that can cause limited motion and function.
A shoulder exercise program including range of motion and strengthening can be tailored to your needs by a hand therapist to enable you to use your arm better. Here are a few examples of useful shoulder exercises.
Range of Motion exercises
Isometric strengthening for the Rotator Cuff muscles
If you have any questions regarding shoulder exercises or any issues with your hands, arms or wrist, please don’t hesitate to give us a call here. We’d be more than happy to help.