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Prone Horizontal Abduction
  • Lying face down on a stable surface (bed, couch, etc.) with the affected arm hanging off of the edge of the surface
  • With a light weight (no more than 5 pounds) raise your arm to shoulder height keeping your arm straight the entire time, then allow the arm to go back down to the starting position. Make sure that you complete the entire range of motion in a slow and controlled manner.
  • To challenge yourself, when you have rotated your arm to the end of the motion, hold the position for 5 seconds before releasing.
  • Start with 2 sets of 10 repetitions and work your way up to 3 sets of 15 repetitions