In addition to short walks a couple of times a day, can you do seated exercises? Is it safe and semi-comfortable to sit in a chair and do leg raises? Can you stand on one leg and do balance exercises while holding onto a bar (or chair) for balance? Is it practical to do squats?
Can you write a list of things you can do with your lower body while your upper body is recovering? Can you stretch your neck side to side? (Maybe not!) Can you sit on the floor and lean forward to stretch your calves? Can you do calf raises while standing?
I suppose that sit-ups and core work is not practical, but can you stand, then bend side to side without it being too painful?
Obviously, I have never had a broken arm and shoulder so I don't really know how painful and awful it is. But while you are recovering, you can consider what other body parts you can be trying to move. Maybe you can squeeze your glutes while sitting to strengthen and tighten your "tush."
Are there any exercising on the SP video "sitting exercises" for limited mobility persons that might work for you?
If one idea here is a new one, and works for you, then it was worth taking the time to write! I hope you recover timely. Be careful and get the rest you require. I am so sorry that you have to go through this hardship. Take care....
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