Scapular Exercise: Wall Push-Ups

This exercise is best done with your fingers moderately turned out, rather than straight up and down. Stand facing a wall, about 12 in. to 18 in. (30 cm to 45 cm) away. Place your hands on the wall at shoulder height. Slowly bend your elbows and bring your face to the wall, keeping your back and hips straight. Push back…

Scapular Exercise: Wall Push-Ups

Wall push-ups

This exercise is best done with your fingers moderately turned out, rather than straight up and down.

  • Stand facing a wall, about 12 in. to 18 in. (30 cm to 45 cm) away.
  • Place your hands on the wall at shoulder height.
  • Slowly bend your elbows and bring your face to the wall, keeping your back and hips straight.
  • Push back to the starting position.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  • When you can do this exercise against a wall comfortably, you can try it against a counter. You can then slowly progress to the end of a couch, then to a sturdy chair, and finally to the floor.

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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