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Shoulder Extension

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Description of Movement

Extension of the shoulder (arm) is the downward and backward motion of the arm as in taking something off a shelf and placing it in a basket behind

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Range 60 degrees

Total 240° from full flexion to full extension TIP 372 [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-ban” title=”Measurement” tab_id=”1453645099727-443b9839-1143584b-831a” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]

Measurement

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ADLs affected by restriction

  • Arm swing when walking or running
  • Reaching backwards
  • Getting into clothes
  • Swimming (freestyle)

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Special Notes

  • When establishing the muscles involved in the full range of shoulder extension, bear in mind the effects of gravity
  • Testing in aAnatomical Position the shoulder flexors will eccentrically control extension from full flexion to roughly Anatomical Position
  • There the actual shoulder extensors will take over and complete shoulder extension

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