About Shoulder Post-surgery Rehab
There are a variety of shoulder surgeries that may have to be done in order to stabilize the shoulder, repair damaged tendons or ligaments. With the advances in arthroscopic surgery, recovery times for shoulder injuries have improved, however physical therapy is still needed to reduce pain quickly, restore range of motion, improve strength and return the individual to the normal activities they like to do.
How physical therapy helps
Post-surgery recovery can be difficult on sleeping, bathing, dressing, and many other normal daily activities we take for granted. Our physical therapists work with you to teach you how to adapt to these activities of daily living while recovering.
Physical therapy focuses on providing you with inflammation and pain control to reduce your pain as quickly as possible while you are recovering. The surgical process can often leave muscles cramped and irritated. Our gentle hands-on therapy is perfect for soothing sore muscles and restoring normal muscle movement.
We work closely with your physician on the correct protocol to rehabilitate your shoulder after surgery. Every person’s surgery is unique, and rest assured your recovery is treated as such. According to your protocol, we will help restore your range of motion, increase your strength, and help you return to normal activities using your shoulder.