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Pendulum (Flexibility)

Man leaning over swinging arm in circle doing shoulder exercise.

  1. Lean over next to a table, with your left arm supporting your weight on the table.

  2. Relax your right arm and let it hang straight down.

  3. Slowly begin to swing your right arm in a small circle. Gradually make the circle bigger if you can. Change direction after 1 minute of motion.

  4. Next, swing your right arm backward and forward. Then move it side to side. Change direction after 1 minute of motion.

  5. Repeat these movements for about 5 minutes.

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

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: Image reviewed by StayWell art team.
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 3/10/2016
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