Frozen Shoulder Exercises

I was at a conference a few weeks back and I got chatting with a fitness professional that had a client with frozen shoulder in both arms.

She asked my opinion on what to do with this client.

She was looking for safe exercises that she could do.

I wanted to share the answer I gave her with you.

3 Exercises to Remember if You Have Frozen Shoulder

You can also go here to see the video:

==> Frozen Shoulder Exercises

Let’s sum up what I went through the video.

3 Exercises to Remember if You Have Frozen Shoulder


#1 – Scapular Exercises

I would make sure to do some scapular exercises.

A variety of exercises that target the shoulder blade, making sure I hit all the main movements of the shoulder blade. For example elevation (up), depression (down), protraction (away from spine) and retraction (towards spine).

You can begin with just movement of the scapula and then progress to resistance with body weight or resistive tubing.

#2 – Rotator Cuff Exercises

For many with frozen shoulder, the range of motion or movement is poor in the shoulder but you still want to work on the rotator cuff muscles in order to maintain activation and strength in the rotator cuff.

#3 – Isometics of the Shoulder

Work on isometrics of the shoulder in the range of motion that you can do pain-free.

I hope this helps.

A guide that I recommend to clients that are not able to meet up with me is this one by physical therapist, Brian Schiff:

==>  The Ultimate Frozen Shoulder Therapy Guide

Rick Kaselj, MS

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