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Activity: Arm elevation: shoulder flexion

E30-4

Summary:

A simple arm elevation exercise to promote good thoracic and scapular position.

Description:

  • start in a standing position, spine neutral, shoulders relaxed, breathing easily.
  • slowly flex the arm (lifting a straight arm in front of the body) until the arm is overhead or to the limit of comfort.
  • maintain a neutral spine throughout the movement.
  • the scapula will naturally elevate; avoid excessively shrugging or excessively depressing the scapula through the movement.
  • lower the arm to the starting position.
  • repeat as instructed.

Tags: arm elevation, shoulder, flexion, staright arm raise, scapulohumeral, open chest