My shoulder injury has caused you to need shoulder surgery. Although the problem has been resolved, there are many side effects that can still be experienced after surgery. A physical therapist may be able to help you with these side effects. The physical therapist will be able to assess your situation and help you improve your shoulder function. You can improve your shoulder range of motion by engaging in exercise during the postoperative period. For a full recovery from a shoulder injury, it is important to do a brief post-operative shoulder exercise program. It is common for shoulder injuries to cause stiffness and weakness in the shoulder joints. This can lead to more severe conditions. Additionally, you should incorporate strengthening and stretching exercises as soon as possible. This will help you recover faster from your surgery. Below is a post-operative shoulder rehabilitation program that you should follow. It must be followed by your physical therapy three times daily in your presence or at home.
Range of motion exercisesAfter your shoulder surgery, a range of motion exercises should be the first thing you do.
- Do your best to keep the affected arm at your side.
- Use gravity and the weight of the affected to swing the affected forward and backward.
- This technique can be used to move your arm in both a clockwise and anticlockwise fashion.