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How can exercise help Arthritis in the shoulder?


Exercise can help reduce pain, improve range of motion, and increase strength in the shoulder joint for people with arthritis. Here are some exercises that may be beneficial for people with arthritis in the shoulder:

Pendulum exercises: Stand with your unaffected arm resting on a table or chair for support. Let your affected arm hang down, and gently swing it in a circular motion, first clockwise and then anticlockwise. Repeat for several repetitions.

Wall push-ups: Stand facing a wall with your feet hip-width apart. Place your palms on the wall at shoulder height and shoulder-width apart. Slowly bend your elbows and lower your body toward the wall, and then push back up. Repeat for several repetitions.

Shoulder blade squeeze: Sit or stand with your arms by your sides. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and hold for a few seconds, and then release. Repeat for several repetitions.

Arm circles: Stand with your arms by your sides. Slowly lift your affected arm up and make small circles with your hand. Gradually increase the size of the circles. Repeat for several repetitions, and then switch to the other arm.

Resistance band exercises: Resistance band exercises can help improve strength and range of motion in the shoulder joint. Secure one end of the resistance band to a stationary object and hold the other end in your affected hand. Slowly lift your arm up and out to the side, keeping your elbow straight. Hold for a few seconds and then lower your arm back down. Repeat for several repetitions.


**Exercise for Arthritis week starts on 15th May!

You get: 5 classes over the course of the week that are designed especially for people with arthritis

Classes are LIVE and RECORDED and will be housed on my website with anytime access:


Recording available when you sign up - Pilates for Arthritis – 30 minute class

Monday 15th May 9.30am Pilates Joint Mobiliser – 30 minute class

Tuesday 16th May 9.30am Lift IIT – low impact fitness intervals – 30 minute class

Thursday 18th May 9.30am Pilates for Arthritis 2 – 30 minute class

Bonus – Mobility for Arthritis – 15 minute class


Recordings available, with unlimited access, for all classes so you don’t HAVE to join me live if it’s not convenient.

£20, reduced to £15 if you sign up by Friday 12th May at 11pm.


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