Trainer: Keith Goldstein
AtlantiCare LifeCenter in Egg Harbor Township
Exercise: Wand Exercise (increase mobility)
Muscles targeted: Shoulders
Equipment: Broom handle, yardstick, dowel, or other stick-like object to use as the wand in this exercise
Duration/reps: 5 seconds/5 to 7
Lying on the floor, hold the wand across your belly in both hands with your palms facing up. Keeping your arms straight and rotating your shoulders, lift the wand up over your head as far as you can. Use your unaffected arm to help lift the wand until you feel a stretch in your affected arm. Hold the wand above your head for 5 seconds. Lower arms and repeat 5 to 7 times. Perform this exercise twice per day until you regain your normal flexibility.