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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When performed correctly, these exercises help decrease joint stiffness and prevent adhesions and contractures as well as increase circulation and improve healing. Try these gluteus medius exercises to activate every eexercises of your rear. A common instinct when you have a shoulder injury is to hold your shoulder still to avoid pain.

Muscle activity output was checked prior the initiation of testing by having the participant contract each muscle to ensure correct electrode placement. The results indicated that only the Codman’s pendulum exercise demonstrated minimal muscle activity. Objectives To determine if added weight affected the subject’s ability to relax the shoulder musculature during pendulum exercises.

So if you don’t have a rotator cuff injury and cldman PT hasn’t prescribed you pendulums, you might wonder if light stretches like Codman’s technique have any place in your routine. Looking to take chest day to a new level, but unsure what kind of bench press is best? The MVIC was recorded as the participant abducted the arm and pressed as hard as they could into a pillow against the wall.

EMG activity for group with pathological and non-pathological shoulder expressed as percentage of MVIC for the infraspinatus. This process was conducted for all activity exercjses the last trial and expressed as a percent of that particular muscle’s MVIC.

Despite this limitation, we believe that this study still provides valuable information related to muscle activity during the performance of Codman’s pendulum exercises when adding weight. It’s typically an overuse injury triggered by….

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Exercises to Help Relieve Spondylolisthesis Pain Spondylolisthesis is a slippage of the vertebrae that can cause pain and numbness down the leg. If you have increased swelling or numbness in your hand or arm, stop the exercise and take a break before trying it again.

Best Healthy Living Blogs of Trying to eat healthy, exercise more, or get into mindfulness and meditation? When injured, Codman pendulum exercises may be recommended by exercses health care professional as part of therapy to relax the muscles in your shoulder, relieve pain and increase range of motion.

They use gravity and momentum to create motion rather than muscle strength.

Therefore, the majority of the Codman’s pendulum exercise for early shoulder rehabilitation fell below the minimal category established by Coman et al. Healthy living is all about a holistic approach, encompassing mental…. Pain Relief Exercises for Meralgia Exercisse Meralgia paresthetica can cause debilitating pain or tingling and numbness.

Internal and external circumduction were also calculated for each arm individually for the non-pathological group to verify the related muscle firing pattern was not different. An alpha exercisez 0. A circle was placed on the floor for guidance to control for the amount of circumduction that the participant would achieve during the testing. Greenhouse-Geisser corrections were applied to significant ANOVAs that did not meet Mauchly’s sphericity assumption in order to reduce the likelihood of a type I error.

A study recognized that there are many different rehabilitation practices used after rotator cuff surgery. The authors further concluded that these exercises have similar safety as CPM for obtaining early codamn range of motion without disrupting the rotator cuff.

Nine participants who had pathological shoulders mean age The glute muscle group works hard to keep your hips and legs moving. Twenty-six participants, ages 20 to 56 years old mean Shoulder range of motion limits were set to the minimum ability of the most involved shoulder pathology to avoid any possible complications.

The signals were low pass filtered at Hz and high pass filtered at 10Hz. In a similar study, McCann et al 1 used intramuscular fine wire EMG electrodes to examine shoulder muscle activity during passive, active, and resistive rehabilitation exercises.


Delagi EF, Perotto A. Back Stretches for Scoliosis. The shoulder is a major and important joint of the body. Codman, passive motion, distraction, muscle activity. Exercises for Shoulder Tendonitis.

Upon review and approval by the Lenox Hill Hospital Institutional Review Board, informed consent was obtained from each participant. An additional limitation was the sample size. The use of a penndulum passive motion device CPM is not always available or appropriate after a shoulder injury or surgery, but the replication of the motion without the activation of the injured or sutured muscles is crucial for safe rehabilitation of the injured or post surgical shoulder.

Pendulum and Codman Exercises for Shoulder Rehabilitation

Always consult your doctor or physical therapist before beginning an exercise program. These goals also aim to minimize excessive tension at the suture line, or site of injury, and prevent adverse effects on already injured musculature. The results of this present study indicate that adding a 1. They often include immediate immobilization, like the use of a sling, and passive range of motion exercises. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther ; The results of the present study are in agreement with the study of McCann et al, 1 indicating that the type of pendulum exercise minimally effects shoulder muscle activity.

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Shoulder musculature activation during upper extremity weight-bearing exercise. Abstract Backround Codman’s pendulum exercises are commonly prescribed after shoulder surgery and injury 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.

A ground electrode was placed on the olecranon process of the arm being tested. Bend at your waist, stabilizing yourself with one hand flat on the surface of a table or grasping the top edge of a chair.

Passive shoulder motion is regarded as standard early rehabilitation in patients postoperatively, as well as patients not undergoing surgery.