Dressing: Pullover-Shirt Single-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. Put your shirt on your lap, with the neck or collar at your knees. Place the back of your shirt on top and facing up.
||2. Lean forward. Reach your weaker (affected) arm through the sleeve. Use your stronger (unaffected) arm to pull the sleeve up past your elbow.|
|3. Slip the shirt over your head. Then reach your stronger arm up under the shirt. Put this arm through the other sleeve.
||4. Using your stronger arm, push your shirt over your shoulders. Adjust your shirt by pulling down on the front and sides.|