Shoulder Flexion Mobility In Supine For A Stiff Shoulder

Do you have a stiff shoulder? Tight lat muscles? Have you had shoulder surgery and are trying to get it moving better? Try our simple exercise focused on improving shoulder flexion mobility, making it easier to lift your arm for day-to-day needs.

In this video we’re going to demonstrate a shoulder flexion mobility exercise. This is great if you have stiffness in your shoulder or postoperatively.

  • Lying on your back, grab a stick between your hands, spacing them so they’re shoulder width apart
  • Raise up overhead as you breathe out, raising to the limit of motion, not allowing your chest to pop up
  • Breathe in come back down, keeping your chest soft
  • We want to keep the alignment of the movement nice so that the arms stay in line with the shoulders.
  • Breathe out reaching overhead and not trying to force your movement and making sure to keep it as symmetrical as possible

Do about 10 to 15 repetitions, then maintain at the end of the movement for a passive stretch – as long as you’re not having any pain.

For more information, please contact us at 604-983-6616. You can also check out our other shoulder exercise videos here.