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Arm Opening

Benefits of exercise:
  • Helps to stretch the upper chest.

  • Keep knees together and still – do not lift your top leg.

  • Keep shoulder of resting arm in contact with floor.

  • Ensure slow, continuous movement throughout.

Repetition recommended:
  • Remission Patient: 3 reps each side and time, 1 time/day

  • Flare Patient: 5 reps each side and time, 1 time/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.