Shoulder surgery and physical therapy

You suffer from my shoulder injury and the last solution for treating shoulder injury is shoulder surgery. The problem is resolved after shoulder surgery but many postoperative side effects are still there for dealing with postoperative side effects a physical therapist may help you. the physical therapist can understand your condition and can help to improve the function of your shoulder

Exercise in the postoperative period can help you to improve the shoulder range of motion and to start your shoulder rehabilitation.

A brief post-operative shoulder exercise rehabilitation program is one of the most essential steps for adequate recovery of a shoulder injury. After shoulder surgery weakness and stiffness of the muscles of the shoulder joint are common and these conditions can worsen due to delayed sessions of physical therapy because of this it is essential to immediately start your physical therapy session. In addition to that make sure to incorporate strengthening and stretching exercises routines as soon as possible.

 After your surgery making this a priority will maximize your recovery, and remember nothing is more important than your health  Given below is a complete post-operative shoulder rehabilitation program which is followed by your physical therapist the program must be performed three times a day  in the presence of your physical therapist or by yourself at home

Range of Motion Exercises

Range of motion exercises are the very first exercises you must start doing after your shoulder surgery exercises may include

 Pendulum Exercise

  • Band over at your best and allowed the affected arm to hang down at your side
  • Swing the affected a forward and backward by using the weight of them and gravity
  • Use this technique to move your arm both in-class clockwise and anticlockwise direction

Wand Exercises

These exercises are performed with the help of a stick


Send in an upright position and hold a stick in your hand with your palms facing downward stretch your arms by lifting them over your head and keep your elbows straight during this process hold for five seconds and return to normal


Stand straight and hold the ick in both of your hands behind your back move your hands away from your back and hold them in this position for 5 seconds relax and return to your starting position

External Rotation: 

Lie down on your back and hold a stick with your palms facing upward. Your upper arm should be on the floor and your elbows bent at a 9090-degree angle. Using your healthy shoulder push your affected arm away from your body while keeping the elbow near to your body hold this stretch for 5 seconds

Internal Rotation: 

Stand straight and hold a stick in both of your hands behind your back. The stick must be kept perpendicular to the floor and in line with the body. Place your hand on the uninjured side behind your head while grasping the stick  and your injured side will be behind your back at your waist move this up and down your back by bending your elbows hold the bend position for 5 second

Shoulder Abduction and Adduction: 

Stand in an upright position and hold the stick with both of your hands and Palm downs keep your elbow straight and use your health I am to push your injured arm to the side and up as highest possible hold this for 5 second

Strengthening Exercises

When the range of motion is normalized strengthening exercises are also performed for strengthening the shoulder muscles so that you can return be normal life as soon as possible