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Prep for your workout:

 

  • If you have surgical drains, wait until those are out before you start exercising.
  • Dress for comfort.
  • Set up an area for your exercises such as a carpeted floor, or an area where you can lay on an exercise mat. This area should be a large enough to lie down on.
  • For certain exercises you will need an unused wall, taller than you can reach; you will also need a corner of a room or open doorway.
  • Find a wand, broom handle or cane; it should be wider than your shoulders and thick enough to grasp.
  • Find a chair that can support your shoulders.
  • Warm your surgery-side shoulder and arm before starting to exercise
    • Take a shower, soak in the tub, or use a warm compress/heating pad for about 20 minutes.
  • Move slowly and gently while exercising. You should feel a good stretch, not a jolt of pain.
  • Perform your exercises twice a day. Repeat each exercise 5-7 times. This will help speed your recovery and ensure the best results.
  • Playing slow relaxing music will help you relax, take your time, and ensure that you are performing each exercise correctly.

 

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