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Arm Elevation

Benefits of exercise:
  • Helps maintain or increase the length in the muscles at the front of the shoulder and chest.

  • It also prevents forward rounding of the shoulders.

  • Maintain neutral spine throughout movement.

  • Do not "bounce" stretch position – hold static position.

Repetition recommended:
  • Remission Patient: 10 reps each time, 1 time/day.

  • Flare Patient: 3 reps each time, 3 times/day


  1. Back to Action. NAAS. Available [Online] at: Accessed on 7 May 2019

Disclaimer: This material is not meant to replace professional advice from HCPs. Please consult your doctors/physiotherapist if you have any questions or before undertaking any physical activities.

Exercises should help reduce pain/stiffness. If these symptoms worsen, please stop the exercises and consult your physician / physiotherapist. If symptoms stay the same, consider increasing 1-2 repetitions each time.