Bend at the waist so your arm is dangling down. You may want to hold onto a table or chair for support. Gently rock your body weight from your left to your right . One of the more commonly used exercises after rotator cuff repair is the pendulum, which is also referred to as Codman’s exercise. To perform this exercise. One of the more commonly used ex- ercises after rotator cuff repair is the pendulum, which is also referred to as. Codman’s exercise.6 To perform this ex- ercise.

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We explain the muscles pushups work, as well as variations on them. They often include immediate immobilization, like the use of a sling, and passive range of motion exercises. Let us and our shoulders know in the comments below. The answer is a resounding “maybe.

A larger sample size, especially in the group with pathological shoulders, would have been nice to compare to the control group. A circle was placed on the floor for guidance to control for the amount of circumduction that the participant would achieve during the testing.

Keep your feet flat on the floor, with legs a bit wider than shoulder-width apart. Passive shoulder motion is regarded as pednulum early rehabilitation in patients postoperatively, as well as patients not undergoing surgery. While your arm is swinging, your body is circulating blood through the muscles and joint exericses of your shoulder.


Performing the exercises with added weight did not result in significant increased shoulder EMG activity for the deltoid and infraspinatus muscles in subjects with and without shoulder pathology.

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However, it eercises doesn’t hurt anything either. Interested volunteers were asked a series of questions in order to categorize the participants into either the pathological or non-pathological grouping.

Delagi EF, Perotto A. The muscle activity EMG of four variations of Codman’s pendulum exercises 1 wrist suspended 1.

Pendulum and Codman Exercises for Shoulder Rehabilitation

Shoulder musculature activation during upper extremity weight-bearing exercise. Try these gluteus medius exercises to activate every exfrcises of your rear. How to Avoid Nausea After Exercise Nausea after working out is a common negative side effect, but it’s easy to avoid in many cases. You might find pushups to be easy or hard, depending on your fitness level.

Therefore, the majority of the Codman’s pendulum exercise for early cdoman rehabilitation fell below the minimal category established by McCann et al.

Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. When performed correctly, these exercises help decrease joint stiffness and prevent adhesions and contractures as well as increase circulation and improve healing. Participants were positioned with the non-tested arm resting on a table and the upper extremity to be tested hanging exercisrs for free movement.

The speed of the arm swing was controlled for each participant using a loud beat on an electric metronome set at 40 beats per minute. Have Codman’s shoulder exercises helped you and your joints out of a tough spot, or have you used them at home just to release a bit of pre-workout tension?

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The four muscles surrounding the shoulder joint — supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor — all make up the rotator cuff. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther ; Codman’s pendulum exercises are commonly prescribed after shoulder pathology to provide grade I and II distraction and oscillation resulting in decreased pain, increased flow of nutrients into the joint space, and early joint mobilization. Kisner C, Colby LA.

The signals were low pass filtered at Hz and high pass filtered at 10Hz. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Allow your arm to dangle freely, and you’re in the starting pose. The participant was randomly assigned an order of exercises.

What Is the Purpose of Codman Pendulum Exercises?

This increased circulation brings the injured tissue the nutrients necessary to make strong repairs. Got a shoulder and a chair or table? Whether you call them Codman’s shoulder exercises or Codman’s pendulum exercises, this gentle swinging motion usually comes prescribed by a doctor or physical therapist after a shoulder injury to help ease pain and re-mobilize joints.

Top 10 Yoga Exercises for Hip Pain. Separate exercise type vs pathological group ANOVAs were performed on each muscle separately to further examine the data. J Elect Kines ; Muscle activation in the contralateral passive shoulder during isometric shoulder abduction in patients with unilateral shoulder pain.