HOW: Begin laying face up with a stick or a dowel in both hands. Initiate the motion with the non-affected arm, bring both arms up to 90 degrees, this is when your arm is straight up and down. Keep the surgical shoulder as relaxed as possible.
FEEL: You may feel the stretch in your shoulder or the muscles surrounding the shoulder.
COMPENSATION: Avoid arching your back as you perform this exercise. Avoid using your affected arm, this stretch is designed to be passive.