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How do I get the arm functioning again, gravity is a problem

by john
(browning)

Question: How do I get the arm functioning again? Gravity is a problem.


Answer: There are various devices you can use to help support the weight of the arm including tables, pulleys, Swedish slings (at a therapy center), bands, balls, etc. With the weight of the arm supported then you can try moving it. You could try exercises in a gravity eliminated plane. This may involve lying on your side with the arm supported on a hard surface. You can also do active assisted exercises such as using a cane and the other arm to assist. This video has a few ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoR9H9zuJPY

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