Physical Therapy Exercises for Seniors: Shoulder Pain Relief – 24Hr HomeCare

Physical Therapy Exercises for Seniors: Shoulder Pain Relief – 24Hr HomeCare


This is Steve a licensed physical therapist
with 24Hr Homecare, I’m here with Polly and today we’re going to go over some exercises
to help reduce any sort of shoulder pain. The first that Polly is going to go ahead
and do is the Triceps stretch, so it’s the muscle in the back of your arm. She’s going
to go ahead and pull her arm back, she should feel a really good stretch in the back of
her arm here and a little bit in her neck and also down her side. She’s going to breathe and she’s going to
hold the stretch for about 30 seconds, switch sides, you’ll notice one side is probably
tighter than the other that’s okay. She’s going to put her hands behind her head, and she’s
going to open up nice and wide and then she’s going to curl her elbows together. She’s going
to feel a nice stretch in her back and her shoulders. Ideally you’re going to hold this
stretch for about 10 seconds per position, now we do this about 5 times. These are great for posture and also helps
with shoulder pain. The next one I want you to have something to kind of brace yourself.
Polly is going to stand right here and she’s going to do arm circles. She’s going to go ahead and bend over, she’s
going to let her arm dangle, and she’s just going to do about 10 circles clockwise and
10 counter clockwise. Now, you can use a little bit of a weight
and it takes a little bit of tension off of the shoulder and stand. Once again, make sure
you hold on to something as you do this. If you have anymore questions or if you want
to see anymore exercise videos please visit our website at : www.24hrcares.com

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