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Resisted Cable Push Down

Hey guys, this exercise I am using is a shoulder push down exercise. I use this when clients have shoulder injuries and I need to start putting some power back in to the shoulder in a controlled manner. This exercise is all about control either when you pull down or release pushing. This is a strength, extension and depression rehabilitation exercise

Again we urge caution that if you are suffering from severe shoulder pain please visit or contact Therapyroom1 as there are some conditions we would advise you to contact us about before you do this exercise.

Level: Intermediate

Equipment: Resistance band

picture of a cable pull down using a door for shoulder rehab


  • Face the door and grasp the horizontal cable stirrups with an overhand grip. The grips should be below chest level.
  • Keeping straight elbows and position the feet comfortably, slightly apart.
  • To start with, slowly try to lower the resistance bands about 2 inches towards the ground.
  • Relax and left your arms be pulled back up by the resistance bands contracting.
  • Repeat.


Reps Sets Time (seconds)
7 2

Advancement of Exercise

Reps Sets Time (seconds)
10 3

Note:// Although these exercises are designed to help you help yourself, we urge caution in all rehabilitation that you do not over do the exercises. If you do feel pain or are worried that you are not doing the exercise properly or need direct help then please call 01522 511834 and make an appointment and see one of our highly trained practitioners.

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