Dressing: Pullover-Shirt Double-Arm Method
After an illness, surgery, or injury, some people may have a limited range of motion in their upper body. If motion is limited, simple actions — like getting dressed — may seem difficult.
Following are a few tips that may help when putting on a pullover shirt:
|1. Lay the shirt on your lap with the back on top, facing up. Place the sleeve for your weaker (affected) arm between your knees.
||2. Lean forward. Reach your weaker arm through the sleeve. Use your stronger (unaffected) arm to pull the sleeve up past your elbow.|
|3. Next, reach up under the shirt with your stronger arm. Put this arm through the other sleeve.
||4. Slip the shirt over your head. Push the shirt back over your shoulders. With your stronger arm, adjust the shirt by pulling down on the front and sides.|