Total Glenohumeral Joint Rotation

Supine

Level 1

- Lie on your back with your shoulder at a 90 degree angle to your body. Elbow also bent to 90 degrees.

- Use a small towel to support the upper arm

- Rotate the hand forwards and backwards, ensuring you are going all the way through the available range

- Keep the movement slow and controlled throughout 

Level 2

- Remove the supportive towel, but keep the arm in the same position

- Ensure you can still achieve the same amount of movement as the supported position

Level 3

- Add a small hand weight

- Ensure you can still achieve the same amount of movement as Level 1 & 2

Prone

Level 1

- Lie on your front with your shoulder at a 90 degree angle to your body. Elbow also bent to 90 degrees.

- Use enough towels to support the upper arm at the same level as your back

- Rotate the hand forwards and backwards, ensuring you are going all the way through the available range

- Keep the movement slow and controlled throughout

Level 2

- Remove the supportive towel, but keep the arm in the same position

- Ensure you can still achieve the same amount of movement as the supported position

Level 3

- Add a small hand weight

- Ensure you can still achieve the same amount of movement as Level 1 & 2

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