Information about exercises is provided as a service to our patients for educational and rehabilitation purposes only. These exercises are designed for the rehabilitation of injured tissue. They are not intended for body building or athletic training. We also offer those kinds of recommendations, please consult the doctor for those. It is also important to understand that those kinds of exercise workouts and activities may not be good and may even be harmful to the injured tissue. It is critical that you do only those exercise routines that do not cause pain. Please feel free to print the information so that you can refer to it often. Sharing of information is quite SIDEand prescription. Some conditions share similar symptoms but require very different treatment. If you have friends or family who may have similar symptoms, please schedule an appointment to see the doctor.

Exercise is an important part of recovery from any muscle, bone or joint condition. Please make certain you understand the exercises prescribed by the doctor and only do those indicated. Do not do more than has been recommended. Our goal is to rehabilitate an injury or condition and not to create a weight lifting champion, body builder or athletic competitor. We have other exercises for those goals...these are not they. Please do only those items recommended and do them exactly as recommended.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Please perform each of the following maneuvers 5 times each day for the first week when instructed to do so by the doctor:

SHOULDER RETRACTION

1. Start Position- Head up, back straight, arms at side.

2. Bring shoulder blades together and hold for 5 seconds.

3. Can be done with or without weights.

FORWARD ELEVATION

1. Start position- Head up, back straight, palms facing down.

2. Raise hands to shoulder level for a count of 5

3. Hold for 5 seconds and lower to starting position for a count of 5.

4. Can be done with or without weights.

FRONT FLYS

1. Start position- Back straight, head up, hands at waist level, elbows out.

2. Raise hands up and out for a count of 5.

3. Stop and hold for 5 seconds at the level of the head.

4. Lower back to starting position for a count of 5.

5. Can be done with or without weights.

BACK FLYS

1. Start position- Head up, back straight, hands behind the back, palms facing away.

2. Lift arms up above the head for a count of 5.

3. Hold for 5 seconds.

4. Return to start position for a count of 5.

BENT FLYS

1. Start position- Head up, back straight, slight bend at the waist and in the knees, arms hanging.

2. Lift arms up and away from the body for a count of 5.

3. Hold at shoulder level for a count of 5.

4. Lower back to start position for a count of 5.

 

 

 

 

 

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