Scapular exercise: Arm reach

Picture of the arm-reach scapular exercise
  • Lie flat on your back. This exercise is a very slight motion that starts with your arms raised (elbows straight, arms straight).
  • From this position, reach higher toward the sky or ceiling, keeping your elbows straight. All motion should be from your shoulder blade only.
  • Relax back to the starting position.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Last Updated: January 7, 2010

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedics

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