|What it’s good for||Helping to recover movement in your arm after an injury such as a broken collar bone, shoulder muscle tear, dislocation or a frozen shoulder which has started to unfreeze|
|How often to do it||Daily|
|Equipment you’ll need||Table top|
This is a loosening exercise, which does not involve any strengthening or strain on muscles. It is purely to help keep your arm from getting very stiff and tight, so it is safe to do even if you have shoulder problems that restrict your arm movement.
- While standing, lean on the edge of a kitchen table with your good arm
- Droop forwards a bit, to let your bad arm hand forwards just in front of you
- Allow your hanging arm to swing around in smallish circles – don’t try to make it go round, let it swing freely
- After half a dozen circles, bring it gently to a stop and change direction, circling the opposite way.
These gentle pendulum circles are safe to do every day if you find them helpful.