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Isotonic Shoulder Abduction (Strength)

  1. Stand up straight with your feet slightly apart, holding a hand weight in each hand. Your healthcare provider will tell you what size hand weights to use. Hold your arms down at your sides.

  2. Slowly raise your arms up and out to the side until the weights are at shoulder level. Then slowly lower your arms back down. Repeat 5 times, or as instructed.

  3. Do this exercise 3 times a day, or as instructed.

Woman doing side raise shoulder exercise with hand weights.

 

Safety tip: Don’t swing the weights quickly, or raise them above shoulder level.

Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Turley Jr PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: Stacey Wojcik MBA BSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: 12/1/2022
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