Raising Your Arm Properly

This video is for educational purposes only, and is a supplement to instructions from a licensed healthcare professional and not to be performed without proper supervision. Improper application of medical skills can result in injuries for which Midwest Physical Therapy Services is not liable. We recommend contacting Midwest Physical Therapy Services, for more information.


Raising Your Arm Properly

Dr. Cheryl Wisinski, PT, DPT, WCS, (owner Midwest Physical Therapy Services) demonstrates the importance of the shoulder blade (scapula) movement necessary to raise your arm without pain or impingement, and with a greater range (mobility). The biomechanically correct way to reach up is to pull your shoulder blade towards your spine (retraction) and down as you raise your arm.

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