Side Pull/Overhead (Clinical)

Side Pull

  • Lie on back as in Unloading Exercise.
  • Grasp band with both hands. With elbows straight, bring arms up to shoulder level (900). Keeping elbows straight, pull band out to the sides, bringing hands down to floor and band down across the chest at collarbone level. Hold two to three seconds and return to the starting position.


  • Grasp band with both hands at about hip level, elbows straight, palms down.  Put tension on the band by pulling outward with your hands.  Keeping elbow straight and tension on the band, bring arms up and back overhead as far as you can. Hold maximum position two to three seconds and then return to start.  This exercise is easier with the hands further apart and harder with hands closer together.