The long staff is a great tool for shoulder mobility and restoration when used slowly with control in pain-free ranges of motion. Three exercise drills are taught with one long staff.
We use a long staff by WoodenSwords.com. We are also using a new “neurokinetic” staff tool called a SmartFlex for other staff drills for restorative and fitness applications. If you cannot afford a martial arts staff or the SmartFlex, just begin with 1″ x 6′ PVC pipe.