As you recover from breast surgery, your doctor will tell you when it is safe to begin exercising, what kind of exercises you can do, and how much exercising you should do. Your goal will be to regain normal range of motion and use of your arm. For your safety, use this handout only as directed by your doctor or physical therapist.
☐ Ball squeeze
☐ Arm cross
Place the hand on your operated side over the end of a stick (a broom or cane will work). Grasp farther down the stick with your other hand, palm down.
Gently but firmly, push the end of the stick as high as you comfortably can. Hold this position for 15 seconds.
Return to starting position.
Repeat 10 times.