Video: Shoulder Recovery Exercises

Winter is a popular time to get broken body parts fixed.  Many of us bear down and get through the climbing season with injuries, then get them fixed when the climbing season ends.  I’ve had surgery on both shoulders and had it done in the winter.  Here are a few exercises I used to recover.  All of these were prescribed by my Physical Therapist.

If you haven’t ever injured your shoulders, you should still do these exercises to keep you rotator cuff strong and happy!!  Get yourself a cheap Theraband and do these exercises 2-3 times a week.

Who does these exercises on a semi-regular basis?

If you have any questions about shoulder injuries or recovery, let me know.  I unfortunately have a good bit of experience in this area.

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor.  Ask your doctor before engaging in any new exercise routine.  If you break yourself, it’s not my problem…

  • The main one I do is external rotation, lying on my side, with a dumbell. There’s a few others I sneak in if I have the time but that’s the one I try to stick to no matter what.

    • Gif

      Nice! Yea, all of these exercises can be done with dumbbells if a band isn’t available. Good call on doing the rotation ones. They work the rotator cuff the most of the ones I demonstrated. The others are important too, but work other muscles, such as the deltoid. The rotations will build the rotator cuff muscle and keep the ball and socket tight and supported. Thanks for visiting my site and commenting!

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