Exercise of the Day

 SH1004: Assisted Internal Rotation  
 Category  Exercise  Rehab Level  Beginner
 Body Part  Shoulder  Muscle(s)  subscapularis
 Equipment  Dowel
 Purpose  Correct muscular imbalances and restore range of motion.  Benefits  Increases flexibility, improves mobility and joint function.
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 Starting Position  Movement
Begin lying down on your back. A pillow may be placed under head for support. Grasp a dowel with the uninvolved hand while placing the grasping the other end with the involved side. Elbows of involved side is bent to 90°.
Slowly pull the dowel inward allowing involved arm to rotate internally. Hold for 20-30 seconds or as directed. Repeat for recommended repetitions and sets.