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  • Lie flat on your back. This exercise is a very slight motion that starts with your arms raised (elbows straight, arms straight).
  • From this position, reach higher toward the sky or ceiling, keeping your elbows straight. All motion should be from your shoulder blade only.
  • Relax back to the starting position.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.
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Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD
Current as of October 7, 2013

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