Improves shoulder strength. Can help with everyday activities.
This exercise mimics the motion of a swan’s wings. Start with ten slow, gentle lifts.
Make this easier
- Reduce the range of motion.
- Decrease duration (do the exercise slightly faster).
- Increase the range of movement where possible.
- Do the exercise more slowly.
Start with your arms by your sides, wrists relaxed, palms facing your body.
Raise your arms above your head in a swan-like motion (imagine a ballet dancer!).
Once your arms have reached a comfortable level, return them slowly to the starting position.
If you suffer from COPD, please do not have your hands above your head for more than 3 seconds.