Physical therapy may start immediately after a rotator cuff repair or physical therapy may be delayed 3-6 weeks based on the size and complexity of the repair. Some surgeons prefer to start physical therapy sooner while others routinely wait for 6 weeks before starting physical therapy.
Category: Shoulder Physical Therapy
ReQuest Physical Therapists specialize in treatment of shoulder pain and injuries. They restore movement and strength to get people back to normal activities without surgery or addictive medications. If surgery is needed, our therapists specialize in progressing patients through post-operative recovery to restore full shoulder function and eliminate pain. Learn more about our experience with shoulder pain
Doing exercises in the pool can be helpful after some shoulder surgeries. Aquatic exercise can assist with regaining shoulder motion and does not appear harmful. Land-based exercise progression is still needed for the greatest functional improvement and return to full activity. At ReQuest Physical Therapy we do have an aquatic physical therapy program. Contact us
Treatment after a shoulder surgery varies greatly depending on the procedure. Individuals that have a simple arthroscopy may regain full motion and strength after 3- 4 weeks. Patients who have undergone rotator cuff surgery may require treatment for 4-6 months, depending on the severity of the tear and their normal daily activities.
Physical therapy is very helpful in the treatment of a frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). Physical therapy for a frozen shoulder includes: Stretching of the muscles and associated soft tissues by the therapist Specialized joint mobilization to restore normal joint motion Consistent performance of a home exercise program is a critical part of treating a frozen shoulder.