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Removed left lung due to mass. Had stroke. Exercises to maintain shoulder muscles?

hi i had a stroke november 22 2012 -- i am 48 yearold woman weigh 120 lbs am 5ft. my stroke was due to a surgery i had ---- i removed my left lung because of a mass. i am happy to say i am cancer free today, but unfortunately, i had the left side of paralysed because of my stroke, anyway i am going to rehab three times a week --- i was wondering if you can give me some insight on what type of exercise i can do for my upper body to maintain my shoulder muscels ( my left hand does not work
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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To strengthen the muscles that stabilize the shoulder
a. Lie on your back with your arms resting at your sides.
b. Keep your elbow straight, lift your affected arm to shoulder level with your hand pointing to the ceiling.
c. Raise your hand toward the ceiling, lifting your shoulder blade from the floor.
d. Hold for three to five seconds, and then relax, allowing your shoulder blade to return to the floor.
e. Slowly repeat the reaching motion several times.
f. Lower your arm to rest by your side.
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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