How do I perform the hand-on-head exercise?

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Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy
To perform the hand-on-head exercise, simply place your hand on top of your head by shrugging your shoulder a little. Relax your arm while maintaining your shrugged shoulder. Be sure your head is in good alignment, not moving forward or cocked to the side. Let the weight of your arm rest on your head.

If you feel pain in your shoulder, try rotating your elbow forward. If this still hurts, then perhaps you don't have adequate range of motion yet.
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