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  • This exercise can be completed in sitting or standing
  • Ensure that the head is stacked above the pelvis in an upright position and the chest is open
  • Take the resistance band prescribed with both hands in a ‘thumbs up’ position
  • The band should be taut
  • Position the elbows by the side and pull the band apart, drawing the shoulder blades together
  • Maintain the 90 degree bend at the elbow
  • Slowly return to the start position and repeat as per Physiotherapists guidelines


  • Maintain an upright posture keeping the shoulders open
  • Control the return of the band, ensuring that it doesn’t ‘snap’ back to the start position