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Place your hand onto your forehead and hold.
Place the palm of your hand over our ear. Your fingers should rest round the back of your head.
Turn your head towards your affected arm and pretend to be smoking a cigarette upside down.
Circle your hand above your head as if circling a lasso.
Crawl to the pits
Steadily walk your hands up to your arm pits. Once you have reached as far as you can, gently side flex each way.
Plate flat on palm, arm to the side Plate flat on palm, arm moves towards the front Plate flat on palm, arm moves behind you Plate flat on palm, arm moves above you
Imagine a glass of water on the plate you are holding and take it through the motion shown in the pictures without spilling the water.
Dry the back
Use a towel and pretend to dry your back. The affected side should be the top arm in the diagram.
Make a circle with your thumb and index finger. Rotate your hands backwards and look through the circles made.
When to call for advice?
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.