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Scapular Exercise: Wall Push-Ups

Wall push-ups

This exercise is best done with your fingers moderately turned out, rather than straight up and down.

  • Stand facing a wall, about 12 in. to 18 in. (30 cm to 45 cm) away.
  • Place your hands on the wall at shoulder height.
  • Slowly bend your elbows and bring your face to the wall, keeping your back and hips straight.
  • Push back to the starting position.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  • When you can do this exercise against a wall comfortably, you can try it against a counter. You can then slowly progress to the end of a couch, then to a sturdy chair, and finally to the floor.

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Timothy Bhattacharyya MD - Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma