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Shoulder Girdle Stretch

Woman doing adduction shoulder exercise.To start, sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Your weight should be slightly forward so that you’re balanced evenly on your buttocks. Relax your shoulders and keep your head level. Using a chair with arms may help you keep your balance:

  • Place 1 hand on the outside elbow of the other arm.

  • Pull the arm across your body. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat once.

  • Switch sides.

For your safety, check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.

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