Prone Shoulder Flexion

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Prone Shoulder Flexion



Lie prone on mat or therapy table. Position arms parallel to body pointing opposite direction of feet.


Keeping chest on surface, raise arms upward off of surface as high as possible.


Administrator measures distance angle of upper arms relative to thoracic spine. Take note of any significant ROM differences between shoulders as well as any pain or discomfort during test.



Normal shoulder flexion is 150º to 180º relative to thoracic spine.

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